Clause 8

"To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."

U.S. Const. Art. I, Sec. 8, Cl. 8

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New Clause 8 Episode: Josh Landau – On Lobbying for Weaker Patent Rights and ‘Making a PB&J Sandwich’

The first episode of this season of Clause 8 featured the most recent USPTO Director - Andrei Iancu - discussing his efforts to strengthen America’s patent system …
July 6, 2021

New Clause 8 Episode – Mark Han: Applying Lessons from Intellectual Ventures to Helping Innovative Doctors

“Jeff [Roh, CEO at IntuitiveX] knew for every person like [him], who is able to succeed, there's countless others who aren't. They just fall flat because they …
June 29, 2021

New Clause 8 Episode – Chris Agrawal: AIPF’s President on Growing $1 Billion Portfolio and Succeeding in IP Field

Chris Agrawal is President of the Association of Intellectual Property Firms and partner at Bookoff McAndrews.  He was instrumental in one of the biggest patent transactions in …
June 22, 2021

New Clause 8 Episode: Judge Alan Albright On Becoming the Go-To Judge for Patent Cases

If you’ve ever wondered how and why Judge Alan D Albright of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas became America’s …
June 1, 2021

New Clause 8 Episode: Professor Stephen Yelderman – A Personal View of How the Supreme Court Approaches IP

What is the explanation behind the Supreme Court’s approach to patent and other IP issues?  I decided to talk to Prof. Stephen Yelderman - who personally …
May 26, 2021

New Clause 8 Episode: Andrei Iancu – From Communist Romania to USPTO Director

At the beginning of this year, IPWatchdog asked a panel of experts who should be the next USPTO Director. Almost every answer cited former USPTO Director Andrei …
May 18, 2021

Clause 8, Episode 23: Joseph Lentivech – An Ex-PTAB Judge on Ex-Parte Appeals

How does the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) actually operate? What does it take to win an ex parte appeal? When should you request …
December 7, 2020

Clause 8, Episode 22: Brad Watts – Section 101 Reform Efforts in the 116th Congress

Brad Watts is the Majority Chief Counsel and Staff Director for the Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. Under the leadership of Senator Thom Tillis, Brad Watts has …
September 23, 2020

Clause 8, Episode 21: Professor Adam Mossoff

When I first started practicing in the late aughts, I found that a lot of what I was seeing about patents in various academic papers and studies, …
September 1, 2020

Clause 8, Episode 20: Bruce MacEwen – Adam Smith, Esq.

On the latest episode of the Clause 8 podcast, Eli interviews Bruce MacEwen - the founder and president of Adam Smith, Esq. Bruce is recognized as the world’…
August 4, 2020

Clause 8, Episode 19: Sarah Tsou – Patent Litigation Funding

This episode features an interview with Sarah Tsou, who is an investment manager for patent litigation at the world’s leading litigation funder, Bentham IMF (now part …
June 4, 2020

Clause 8, Episode 18: Brian Pomper – The Innovation Alliance

Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers, and Charles Goodyear are some of America’s best-known innovators. Instead of just making and selling the final products, they obtained patents …
Runtime: 1:04:06   |   May 21, 2020

Clause 8, Episode 17: Frank Jakes – Legendary Trial Attorney

This episode features an interview with trial attorney Frank Jakes - the founder of the Intellectual Property Group at the firm of Johnson Pope in Tampa, FL. …
Runtime: 1:09:49   |   May 5, 2020

Episode 16: Josh Malone – Bunch O Balloons Inventor

The latest episode of the Clause 8 podcast features an interview with Josh Malone – the inventor of Bunch O Balloons and America’s foremost advocate for reliable patent …
Runtime: 1:02:28   |   March 18, 2020

Episode 15: Kevin Jakel of Unified Patents (Part 2)

This episode is the second and final part of our interview with Kevin Jakel, the founder and CEO of Unified Patents. On this episode, we continue the …
Runtime: 42:14   |   January 21, 2020
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