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U.S. Companies and Groups to Congress: the Section 101 Reform Draft is Good and Genes are Safe

Seventy-two companies and organizations, ranging from Tivo to Bristol-Myers Squibb and from the American Conservative Union to the Alliance of U.S. Startups & Inventors for Jobs (USIJ)— …
By Eileen McDermott
6 hours ago 2

After Brunetti: The Trademark Bar Reacts to Fractured Decision

The Supreme Court issued its decision yesterday in Iancu v. Brunetti. As largely expected, the Court followed its own lead in Matal v. Tam and struck down …
By IPWatchdog
1 day ago 2

This Week on Capitol Hill: SCOTUS Grants Cert in Two IP Cases and Strikes Down Bar on Immoral/ Scandalous Marks; Plus, AI in Counterterrorism and Fintech, Copyright Office Oversight

This week on Capitol Hill and vicinity, the Supreme Court issues its decision in Iancu v. Brunetti and issues orders in several other IP cases. Meanwhile, various …
By IPWatchdog
2 days ago 2

USPTO Commissioner for Patents on Life Five Years After Alice: We’ve Come a Long Way

Panelists in this past Thursday’s IPWatchdog webinar, “Dissecting Alice,” gave credit to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the steps it has taken …
By Eileen McDermott
2 days ago 1

Inventors Must Oppose the Draft Section 101 Legislation

When it was announced that I would be testifying to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on IP about Section 101, I was surprised. Not only did they grant a …
By Paul Morinville
3 days ago 34

Other Barks & Bites, Friday June 21: China Releases National IP Strategy, Iancu Discusses Patent Eligibility, and Rubio Amendment Would Prevent Huawei Patent Suits

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Senators Tillis and Coons ask federal agencies to step up enforcement against IP theft; Senator Stabenow and Congressman Cummings ask GAO …
By IPWatchdog
5 days ago 1

Gene Quinn Named Top IP Strategist by IAM For Third Consecutive Year

Gene Quinn, IPWatchdog Founder and CEO, has been named to the IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists for the third consecutive year. The IAM Strategy 300 “…
By Eileen McDermott
6 days ago 11

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
6 days ago 0

After Alice: IP Stakeholders Comment on Alice’s Impact Five Years On

Since the Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v. CLS Bank five years ago today, patent eligibility jurisprudence and practice have become increasingly chaotic—at least …
By IPWatchdog
7 days ago 66

Perspective: Weakening Alice Will Weaken the U.S. Patent System’s Second Engine of Innovation

Today is Alice’s fifth birthday; some may not be celebrating, but as a birthday gift, John Vandenberg argues the decision was not new law and should …
By John Vandenberg
7 days ago 26

Federal Circuit Issues Precedential Decisions On Who Can Petition for and Who Can Be Subject to Inter Partes Review

Late last week, the Federal Circuit issued Power Integrations, Inc. v. Semiconductor Components Indus., LLC and Regents of the Univ. of Minnesota v. LSI Corp. These two …

The Only Way to Counter False Claims on Patent Reform is to Enter the Debate

Coverage of the ongoing patent reform debate in the Senate Judiciary Committee by the popular press has been alarmist and largely incorrect. For example, even just yesterday—…
By Gene Quinn
9 days ago 12

This Week on Capitol Hill: Drone Security Developments, Clean Energy Innovations, and Think Tanks Look at Patent Reform and Drug Pricing

This week, the U.S. Senate will hold hearings on enhancing drone innovation and addressing cybersecurity concerns; reducing prescription drug prices; and developments in geothermal energy technologies. …
By IPWatchdog
9 days ago 1

Forging Ahead After Losing an Alice Appeal

It’s tough to fight on after losing an Alice appeal, but that’s just what most applicants are doing. An “Alice appeal” is an appeal of …
By Mark Nowotarski
9 days ago 6

A Look at Google’s Patent Applications for Light Field Technology

Google’s U.S. patent application 20190124318—originally assigned to Lytro, an American developer of light-field cameras, before it went defunct in March 2018—was published in April 2019. Google …
By Benjamin Joe
11 days ago 3