Posts in Legislation


No, You Can’t March in On Remdesivir

One thing you should never say in 2020 is: "Well, at least things can't get any worse." They can and often do. The latest exhibit—in the intellectual …
By Joseph Allen
5 days ago 3

Republicans Propose Legislation to Deny Visas to Those Accused of IP Theft

Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have introduced a bill titled the Protecting America from Spies Act, which targets …
By IPWatchdog
12 days ago 5

What’s Fair? Senate IP Subcommittee Contemplates Problems with Copyright Fair Use Regime

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property on Tuesday continued its year-long series of hearings on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), this time focusing …
By Eileen McDermott
12 days ago 7

Sage Advice on Rising Above Petty Partisanship from Senator Robert Dole

Former Senator Robert Dole turned 97 last week, but he's still very much engaged in what's going on right now. He just wrote a powerful op-ed, Innovation is …
By Joseph Allen
13 days ago 2

First Task for Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019: Define ‘Sustainable Chemistry’

On Thursday, July 23, the United States Senate passed the Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019 as a part of the National Defense Authorization Act (…
By Gene Quinn
18 days ago 2

Financial Incentive Structure for AIA Trials Destroys Due Process at PTAB, New Vision Gaming Argues

On June 30, New Vision Gaming & Development filed a corrected appellant brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit challenging two covered business method (…
By Steve Brachmann
27 days ago 5

Industry Leaders Reflect on Bayh-Dole at 40

On June 23, the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund celebrated 40 years of the Bayh-Dole act with a virtual briefing, titled: “The Bayh-Dole Act at 40 Years: How the ‘…
By Rebecca Tapscott
2 months ago 3

Bipartisan Safeguarding American Innovation Act Would Crack Down on China Theft of U.S. IP

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation to stop the theft of U.S. intellectual property by foreign governments, with a focus on China. The bill, …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 8

Calling on Congress: Take Bipartisan Action on IP Now to Ensure Economic Recovery

Societies are always most vulnerable in times of crisis. Right now, America is in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, subsequent economic devastation, and justified nationwide protests …
By Arvin Patel
2 months ago 4

Senator Thom Tillis: If IP Stakeholders Can’t Find Consensus, Congress Can’t Help

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) arguably has more pressing issues to focus on than intellectual property at the moment, as the nation scrambles to find solutions to the …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 61

Facilitating Innovation to Fight Coronavirus Act— Legislation That’s a Mixed Bag

Draft legislation has emerged that ostensibly would boost rapid innovation to combat the coronavirus. Bottom line: The bill is a mixed bag with a lot of questions... …
By James Edwards & Gene Quinn
4 months ago 6

Senate IP Subcommittee Examines Foreign Approaches to Digital Piracy in Second Hearing on U.S. Copyright Reform

Senate IP Subcommittee Chair, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), yesterday led the second in a series of Subcommittee hearings addressing the possibility of updating the U.S. Digital …

Debate Continues Between ALI and Congress on Copyright Restatement Project

The American Law Institute (ALI) has submitted a second response stemming from a letter sent by members of Congress last year expressing serious concerns over ALI’s …
By IPWatchdog
5 months ago 1

Function and Structure in Computers: A Stakeholder’s View

As an independent inventor, I am greatly concerned about the new proposed Section 112(f) wording related to “functional claiming” that was put forward as part of the …
By Peter Lablans
6 months ago 40

WIPO and U.S. Copyright Office Team Up to Talk Copyright in the Age of AI

Earlier this month, the U.S. Copyright Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held a joint event titled, “Copyright in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” (…
By Michelle Sara King
6 months ago 3