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IPWatchdog to Host Its First-Ever Annual Meeting and Conference Next March

IPWatchdog will host its first Annual Meeting and Conference from March 15-18, 2020. The event will take place at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson in Dallas, Texas. Registration will …
By Gene Quinn
13 days ago 1

Final Panelists at Senate 101 Hearings Stress Real-World Effects of Status Quo, Tillis Signals Changes to Draft Text

After three hearings and 45 witnesses, there were few new fundamental arguments advanced for or against reforming patent eligibility law at today’s final Senate IP Subcommittee hearing …
By Eileen McDermott
14 days ago 25

Patent Attorneys Address Implications of SCOTUS’ Return Mail Ruling

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Return Mail, Inc. v. United States Postal Service that the U.S. government doesn’t qualify as a “person” …
By IPWatchdog
15 days ago 4

Bayh-Dole Rocks While the Critics Play the Same False Note

A just-released study co-sponsored by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and AUTM provides new evidence of the significant contribution academic patent licensing makes to the U.S. …
By Joseph Allen
15 days ago 0

Two Observations on Last Week’s Senate Hearings on Patent Eligibility Reform

Last week, all eyes were on the first two days of historic Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee Hearings, led by Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chair of the Subcommittee, …
By Gene Quinn
15 days ago 18

This Week on Capitol Hill: Third Patent Eligibility Hearing, AI National Security Challenges, and NASA’s Science Mission

This week on Capitol Hill, the Senate IP Subcommittee will hold its third and final hearing on patent eligibility issues that currently exist in the U.S. …
By IPWatchdog
16 days ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, June 7: Delrahim Remarks on FRAND, SCOTUS Grants Cert in Copyright Case, Google Buys Looker

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation's petition to the Supreme Court in a case against Apple; AAG Makan Delrahim's remarks about misuse …
By IPWatchdog
19 days ago 0

Gene Patent/Drug Pricing Concerns and Unintended Consequences Dominate Second Senate Hearing on 101

Wednesday’s Senate hearing on patent eligibility reform, which began more than 30 minutes late due to votes on the floor, opened with Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) reiterating …
By Eileen McDermott
20 days ago 29

Industry Speaks: Roster for Last Senate Hearing on 101 Released

In the midst of the first two hearings on reforming patent eligibility law, the Senate IP Subcommittee has published the witness list for next week’s final …
By IPWatchdog
21 days ago 8

First Senate Hearing on 101 Underscores That ‘There’s More Work to Be Done’

The first of three scheduled hearings in which the Senate IP Subcommittee will hear testimony from a total of 45 witnesses on the subject of patent eligibility law …

Todd Dickinson: SCOTUS Has Denied 42 Section 101 Petitions Since Alice, So It’s Up to Congress

The first of three hearings on patent eligibility reform is now underway; Q. Todd Dickinson, former USPTO Director and Senior Partner at Polsinelli, was one of the …
By Eileen McDermott
21 days ago 7

Sherry Knowles Responds to ACLU’s Urgent Phone Briefing and Letter Opposing Reform to Section 101

This morning, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which will be represented in Wednesday’s hearing on Section 101 reform by Senior Legislative Counsel Kate Ruane, announced an …
By Sherry Knowles
23 days ago 24

This Week on Capitol Hill: Patent Eligibility Hearings, Protecting Taxpayer-Funded Research, and Licensing Nuclear Technologies

Tuesday and Wednesday of this week will be exciting days for patents, technology and innovation in America. The Senate IP Subcommittee will hold a pair of hearings …
By IPWatchdog
23 days ago 2

A Proposal for Reforming the Current UK Patent Law System Post-Brexit

"It is, to me at least, regrettable that because these apparently simple words [computer programs ... as such] have no clear meaning both our courts and the Technical …
By Oskar Luong
25 days ago 13

Other Barks & Bites – Friday, May 31: Copyright Infringement for Embedded Images, Poland Complaint on New Copyright Rules, and Senate IP Panels Announced

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Senate IP Subcommittee announces its roster of panels for its first two of three hearings on patent eligibility in America; …
By IPWatchdog
26 days ago 1