Steve Brachmann

Steve Brachmann

Steve Brachmann is a freelance journalist located in Buffalo, New York. He has worked professionally as a freelancer for more than a decade. He writes about technology and innovation. His work has been published by The Buffalo News, The Hamburg Sun, USAToday.com, Chron.com, Motley Fool and OpenLettersMonthly.com. Steve also provides website copy and documents for various business clients and is available for research projects and freelance work.


Posts by Steve Brachmann


How Senate IP Subcommittee Witnesses on Patent Eligibility Responded to Questions from Senator Blumenthal

Through the first half of June, a series of hearings on the state of patent eligibility in America held by the Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee rendered a …
By Steve Brachmann
8 days ago 10

The Trademark Cases the Supreme Court Will Hear Next Term

On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to take up a pair of cases that could affect how trademark cases are argued in federal courts. …
By Steve Brachmann
13 days ago 0

PTAB Declares New Patent Interference Proceedings in CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing Battle

On Tuesday, June 24, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) declared an interference proceeding  between a collection of entities that are on opposing sides in the race …
By Steve Brachmann
19 days ago 0

Dex Media: Supreme Court to Determine Scope of Judicial Review of IPR Institution Decisions

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for writ of certiorari to take up Dex Media Inc. v. Click-to-Call Technologies, LP on appeal from …
By Steve Brachmann
25 days ago 0

Congress Adds TERM Act and No Combination Drug Patents Act to List of Drug Patent Bills Being Considered

The growing debate over the effects of patents on the rising price of pharmaceuticals continues to encourage the introduction of drug pricing-focused bills in Congress over the …
By Steve Brachmann
30 days ago 0

Supreme Court to Rule Whether Congress Appropriately Abrogated State Sovereign Immunity for Copyright Claims in Allen v. Cooper

As we anxiously await a final decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in Iancu v. Brunetti, and decisions on pending petitions for certiorari in several other …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 2

Huawei/CNEX and the Role of Trade Secrets in the U.S.-China Trade War

In late May, news reports surfaced regarding allegations of trade secret theft committed by Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies that had been made in an Eastern District …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 2

SCOTUS Ruling in Return Mail Delivers Blow to Government Use of IPRs

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Return Mail, Inc. v. United States Postal Service in which the 6-3 majority held that the …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 6

First Senate Hearing on 101 Underscores That ‘There’s More Work to Be Done’

The first of three scheduled hearings in which the Senate IP Subcommittee will hear testimony from a total of 45 witnesses on the subject of patent eligibility law …

SAP Files Brief in InvestPic’s SCOTUS Appeal of ‘Physical Realm’ Test for Patent Eligibility

On May 15, SAP America, Inc. filed a respondent’s brief with the Supreme Court in InvestPic, LLC v. SAP America Inc., a case in which InvestPic’s …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 5

Opticurrent Says Power Integrations Reexamination Attempt is Gamesmanship

On May 13, patent owner Opticurrent, LLC, filed an emergency motion for leave to file a supplemental motion for judgment  in a patent infringement case being fought out …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 1

PTAB Precedential Decision Designations Continue Patent Owner-Friendly Trend

On May 7, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) designated two recent decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) as precedential, bringing the number …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 2

Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act Would Allow FTC to Prosecute Pharma Patent Thickets, Product Hopping

On Thursday, May 9, the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients (APP) Act was introduced into the U.S. Senate by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). If …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 1

House IP Subcommittee Discusses Section 101, Fraudulent Chinese Trademark Applications During USPTO Oversight Hearing

Last week, the House Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet convened a hearing to perform oversight of the U.S. …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 1

Opt-Out Provision Could Undermine CASE Act’s Small Claims Solution for Copyright

On May 1, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Doug Collins (R-GA) officially reintroduced H.R. 2426, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act, into the U.S House …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 0