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Yes, There Is (Still) A Patent Troll Problem

Patent litigation cases filed trends

It’s been reported in a few places that a recent Lex Machina report states that patent litigation is down 40% from last year. Of course, the patent trolls are trying to use these inaccurate reports to argue that the patent troll problem is essentially solved. Actually, the report says that the month of September in…

Michelle Lee Is a Good Choice to Head the PTO

USPTO Deputy Director Michelle Lee

The White House announced yesterday that it’s nominating current Deputy Director Michelle Lee to be Director of the . By all accounts, she’s done a good job during a difficult time at the USPTO. This is definitely a smart move by the Administration. We’ll have more to say on this later.