Posts Tagged: demand letters


Canada Patent Law Changes Are Bad News for Patent Owners

The effects of changes made to Canada’s patent law at the end of 2018 won’t be fully clear for some time, but Canadian patent owners and …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 1

A Costly Haircut

Lebron James and Nick Saban are well-known for dominance in their respective sports of basketball and college football. Recently they found themselves opposing each other in an …
By Andrew Warren
1 year ago 0

STRONGER Patents Act Introduced in House, Seeks to Strengthen a Crippled Patent System

In a telephone interview, Rep. Stivers noted that, while the AIA was intended as legislation that would make the patent system more efficient, the resulting differences in …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 21

Is being called a ‘patent troll’ defamatory? NH inventor files suit against banking industry to find out

In a New Hampshire State Superior Court, this so-called 'patent troll' has decided to fight back. Automated Transactions and Dave Barcelou have filed a defamation complaint against …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 23

TC Heartland Requires Standardized Local Rules and Demand Letter Reform

In their recent TC Heartland decision, SCOTUS created unequal protection against patent infringers based on geographical incorporation decisions. They added uncertainty in time, cost, and outcome in …

Hillary Clinton supports patent reform, announces technology and innovation initiative

Clinton's proposal for accomplishing this goal would be twofold: (1) to reduce excessive patent litigation through additional patent reform; and (2) strengthening the operational capacity of the USPTO by …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 20

A patent owner defending property rights is NOT a bully

Would you consider a business owner who prevented someone from breaking into their store and stealing a tangible product to be a bully? Of course not! They …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 33

Patent Reform 101 – A Primer on Pending Patent Legislation

Patent reform is the new normal and we can expect that it will continually be raised in every new Congress for the foreseeable future. Currently there are …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 2

When It Comes To Patents, John Oliver Takes The Easy Way Out

Mr. Oliver strongly misses the mark. It is not trial lawyers who are blocking the Innovation Act, as Mr. Oliver claims. Rather, it is a large swath …
By Michael Gulliford
4 years ago 12

House holds hearing on fraudulent patent demand letters

The TROL Act was introduced during the 113th Congress and as Subcommittee Chairman Congressman Michael Burgess (R-TX) explained it passed the subcommittee with bipartisan support. Still, Burgess …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 5

FTC Approves Final Order Barring PAE From Using Deceptive Tactics

The order bars the company, MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC, and its law firm from making deceptive representations when asserting patent rights. The settlement with MPHJ, announced in …

Senator Coons – Patents are about the American Dream

Senator Coons: ''[P]atents are not just foundational. Patents are really about the American Dream. They are about what it means to come to this country …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 1

Litigation abuse driving negative sentiment around patents

''[L]itigation abuse is driving so many of the issues and so much of the negative sentiment around patents generally. Certainly it’s important to ensure …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 1

Demand Letter Legislation Must be Narrowly Tailored

An effort to address bad actors may unnecessarily create significant hurdles for innovators seeking to enforce or license the rights to their own innovations. The fear of …

Notice letters and licensing communications are an important part of the U.S. patent system

Notice letters play an important role in the patent system. Indeed, as the Supreme Court has explained, ''[p]atents would be of little value if infringers …
By Laurie Self
5 years ago 2