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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, May 10: Congress and Trump Crack Down on Pharma, Amici File Briefs in Acorda, and USPTO to Modify Patent Term Adjustment Procedures

This week in Other Barks & Bites, IPWatchdog's IP news roundup: the House of Representatives passes drug patent legislation, while antitrust legislation targeting patent-related activities is introduced into …
By IPWatchdog
12 days ago 21

Patent Trends Study Part Eight: Therapeutic and Diagnostic Molecules Industry

In our last article exploring patent trends across 12 industries, we addressed the industrial design industry. Today’s article pertains to the therapeutic and diagnostic molecules industry. Few …

Independent Inventors to USPTO: We Are All Underrepresented in This Patent System

On Wednesday, the USPTO held the first of three scheduled hearings prompted by the Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science (SUCCESS) Act, which requires the …
By Eileen McDermott
13 days ago 58

Bipartisan Agreement That Drug Prices Are a Problem (and Patents are Complicated) Could Mean Changes for Pharma

During a hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Tuesday titled, “Intellectual Property and the Price of Prescription Drugs: Balancing Innovation and Competition,” senators heard …
By Eileen McDermott
14 days ago 12

Patent Trends Study Part Six: Medical Devices Industry

In the sixth installment of our 13-part patent-trends study (performed in collaboration with GreyB) providing high-level data across industries, we will examine trends in the medical-device industry. …

Iancu: USPTO Guidance Gets 101 Right; Time for Courts to Follow Suit

On Monday, the International Intellectual Property Commercialization Council (IIPCC) gathered patent office and Federal Circuit experts, including current USPTO Director Andrei Iancu and former Federal Circuit Chief …
By Gene Quinn
15 days ago 16

This Week on Capitol Hill: Senate Examines Effect of IP on Drug Prices Again, House IP Subcommittee Talks USPTO Oversight

This week on Capitol Hill, the heated drug pricing debate is back in the spotlight, with a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on intellectual property and the price …
By IPWatchdog
16 days ago 0

Patent Trends Study Part Four: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Industry

In our fourth article studying patent trends data across industries, we turn to the computational biology and bioinformatics industry. Computers have transformed many aspects of our everyday …

Alice Five Years Later: Hope Wanes as 101 Legislative Discussions Dominated by Big Tech

On June 19, it will be five years since the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, 134 S.Ct. 2347 (2014), which significantly changed …
By Gene Quinn
17 days ago 36

Other Barks and Bites, Friday, May 3: CASE Act, China Leads in 5G SEPs, and SCOTUS Requests Government’s Views in Oracle v. Google

This week in IP news: the CASE Act, which would create a small claims system for copyright claims, is reintroduced in both houses of Congress; Qualcomm earns …
By IPWatchdog
19 days ago 0

Patent Trends Study Part Three: FinTech Industry

In yesterday’s article, we discussed patent trends in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, as part of our patent-trends study (performed in a collaboration between Kilpatrick …

Iancu Calls on Federal Circuit to Fix Section 101 Problem

USPTO Director and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property Andrei Iancu believes that “to a large extent … if they want to, the Federal Circuit can fix …
By James Nurton
20 days ago 8

Patent Trends Study Part Two: IoT Industry

In yesterday’s article, we introduced our patent-trends study (performed in a collaboration between Kilpatrick Townsend and GreyB Services) and provided high-level data across industries. Today’s …

This Week on Capitol Hill: World IP Day, Cybersecurity Hearings and Promoting Blockchain-Based Innovation

This week on Capitol Hill, both the House of Representatives and Senate are back in full action after the conclusion of two weeks of work periods. Tuesday …
By IPWatchdog
23 days ago 1

Personalized Media Communications Sues Google, Netflix and Akami Over Content Delivery Patents

On March 21, Personalized Media Communications, LLC (PMC), owner of 98 patents covering networked equipment technologies, filed patent lawsuits in the Eastern District of Texas against major tech firms …
By Benjamin Joe
27 days ago 0