Posts in Capitol Hill


Chief Points from Responses to Senator Hirono’s Questions to Section 101 Panelists

Yesterday, we ran a series of excerpts from responses to Senator Thom Tillis’ (R-NC) questions for the record to panelists following the June hearings on U.S. …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 13

As Stakeholders Await New 101 Bill, Responses to Tillis Underscore Need for Movement

Last month, we reported on the responses submitted to Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) by panelists who participated in the June hearings on the state of U.S. …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 4

New Hampshire Supreme Court Affirms Dismissal of Patent Troll Defamation Case

On August 16, the Supreme Court of New Hampshire issued an opinion in Automated Transactions, LLC v. American Bankers Association affirming a lower court’s decision to grant …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 5

Note to President Trump: Silicon Valley Pirates Are a Bigger Threat to Intellectual Property Than China

There is a lot of focus—and rightly so—on China’s stealing of U.S. intellectual property (IP). Recently, Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow stated on …
By Emil Malak
1 month ago 33

Searching for Answers to the Standard Essential Patent Problem

Later this year (likely in October), the United Kingdom’s highest court will hear arguments on questions arising in two disputes concerning standard essential patents (SEPs). The …
By James Nurton
1 month ago 0

Other Barks & Bites, Friday, August 16: Iancu to Brief CAFC on Precedential Opinion Panel Deference, China to Regulate Patent Agencies, and FCC Approves T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

This week in Other Barks & Bites: The Federal Circuit has asked USPTO Director Andrei Iancu to brief the appellate court on deference that should be paid to …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 1

The ‘Dragon’ Targets U.S. Biopharma Lead

Perhaps the report on China's strategy for eclipsing the U.S. lead in biopharma from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) resonated so strongly with me because …
By Joseph Allen
1 month ago 2

Integrity, Quality and Secure IP Rights Are Standard-Essential

The decision came down to two technologies for detecting and correcting noise in signals transmitted over the air for 5G—one of the most fundamental features for …
By James Edwards
1 month ago 1

Apple’s Multiple Petitions Against Nartron Patent Underscore PTAB’s Serial IPR Problem

Last week, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued 18 institution decisions based on petitions for inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, instituting 10 and denying eight. One of …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites, August 2: VirnetX Patent Claims Revived, AIA Trial Fees Increased, and CAFC Rules in Celgene that AIA Trials Do Not Violate the Fifth Amendment

This week in Other Barks & Bites: The Federal Circuit issues several precedential decisions, including one reviving the patent claims in VirnetX and another determining that America Invents …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 7

Register of Copyrights Testifies on Copyright Office Modernization, Streaming Piracy and Music Modernization Act Implementation

On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property convened an oversight hearing of the U.S. Copyright Office featuring testimony from Karyn Temple, the …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 2

Patent Heavyweights Take Strong Stance Against ACLU Anti-Patent Reform Statements

Yesterday, 24 law professors, former Chief Judges of the Federal Circuit and former heads of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) sent a letter to Senators …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 9

This Week On Capitol Hill: Copyright Office Oversight, More Debate on Cryptocurrencies, and 5G Innovation and Security

This week on Capitol Hill, the House of Representatives is in recess but in the Senate, committee hearings will focus on the rescheduled oversight hearing for the …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for July 26: FBI Conducting Chinese IP Theft Probes, ANDA Legislation Introduced and UK Discusses Post-Brexit IP Exhaustion

This week in Other Barks & Bites: a series of bills introduced into Congress aim to improve prospects for minority inventors, eliminate compulsory copyright licenses in broadcast TV …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

It’s Time for Congress to Modernize the United States Copyright Office

Every single day, millions of Americans enjoy the benefits of a robust copyright system that has been responsibly guided and carefully enacted by the U.S. Congress …
By Senator Thom Tillis
2 months ago 7