Posts in Capitol Hill


Another Front in China’s Economic War: Senate IP Subcommittee Seeks to Solve USPTO’s Fraudulent Trademarks Problem

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) yesterday led a hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property titled “Fraudulent Trademarks: How They Undermine the …
By Eileen McDermott
2 days ago 0

Congress Includes an Ugly Sweater in the STRONGER Patents Act

It is not unusual for there to be unintended consequences in the law or life. A loved one gives you something you don’t really like, but …
By Paul Vickers Storm
3 days ago 4

One Inventor’s Unsolicited Congressional Testimony Following Arthrex

Since inventors are rarely allowed to participate in patent discussions in Congress, I would like to submit my testimony here. In Arthrex, the Federal Circuit in effect …
By Paul Morinville
4 days ago 32

This Week in Washington IP: Fraudulent Trademarks, Facial Recognition Technology and Implementing MOBILE NOW for 5G Wireless Spectrum

This week in Washington, D.C., the Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property holds a hearing to look at ways to reduce the number of fraudulent trademark application …
By IPWatchdog
4 days ago 0

This Thanksgiving: What Is the IP Community Thankful For?

This year has included many twists and turns for IP stakeholders, particularly on the patent side. Most recently, the Federal Circuit’s decision in Arthrex has called …
By Eileen McDermott
8 days ago 10

Professors Expand Upon Proposals to Senate IP Subcommittee for Improving Patent Quality

On October 30, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property heard from five witnesses on ways to improve patent quality at the United States Patent and …
By Nancy Braman
10 days ago 3

Mayo Responds to Athena’s High Court Petition: Nothing to Do Here, SCOTUS

Mayo Collaborative Services has filed its brief in opposition to Athena Diagnostics’ petition to the Supreme Court in early October asking the justices to weigh in on …
By IPWatchdog
12 days ago 2

Artificial Intelligence Will Help to Solve the USPTO’s Patent Quality Problem

About a month ago, Steve Brachmann authored an article concerned with a brief given to Capitol Hill staff by Professors Frakes and Wasserman. The article highlighted fundamental, …
By Udi Cohen
13 days ago 19

Other Barks & Bites: USPTO Updates AIA Trial Practice Guide, VoIP-Pal Beats Four Apple IPR Petitions, and China is Top Filer of Blockchain Patents

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issues an updated AIA Trial Practice Guide following SAS Institute v. Iancu; the AM-FM …
By IPWatchdog
14 days ago 0

Witnesses Tell House IP Subcommittee, “It’s Up to You” to Fix Arthrex

“It’s up to you to do the right thing and fix this,” said Professor Arti Rai of The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke University School …
By Eileen McDermott
16 days ago 19

One Way or Another, Arthrex Promises to Put the PTAB on Trial

For weeks now I have been asking the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to confirm how many Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) are currently employed by …
By Gene Quinn
17 days ago 21

This Week in Washington IP: House IP Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Arthrex; Other Committees Consider Flu Vaccine Innovation, FCC Spectrum Auction Oversight

This week in Washington, D.C., the House Intellectual Property Subcommittee will explore the  impact of the Federal Circuit’s recent Arthrex decision on the Patent Trial …
By IPWatchdog
17 days ago 0

Lessons from an Independent Female Inventor: Today’s Patent Laws Preclude ‘SUCCESS’

It has been one year since my software patent was invalidated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Now, this intellectual …
By Paula Murgia
18 days ago 16

Other Barks & Bites, Friday, November 15: SCOTUS to Hear Booking.com Trademark Case, AG Barr Backs FCC Plan Against Huawei and ZTE, Copyright Office Eliminates Physical Material Submission Options

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit strikes down a district court’s finding of design patent infringement on summary judgment; the USPTO advises trademark …
By IPWatchdog
21 days ago 1

Delrahim, Simons Caution House Subcommittee Against Drawing Bright Lines on Antitrust Enforcement of Big Tech

The House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law yesterday heard from Joseph Simons, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, and Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General in …
By Eileen McDermott
22 days ago 6