Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: May 16 Edition

Earlier this week we got an update on the FTC’s patent troll study, which is taking another round of comments.  A study by Lex Machina was also released this week, which “shows that patent lawsuits appear to be more numerous—and more concentrated—than ever before.”

This week we also reported on the 46 states that support taking action against patent trolls, and updated our interactive guide to state patent reform legislation that launched last Friday.

The Senate is still working away on their bill, so remember to let your Senator know you want them to #fixpatents!

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Ali Sternburg

Ali Sternburg

Ali Sternburg is Senior Policy Counsel at the Computer & Communications Industry Association. After initially joining as a Legal Fellow in June 2011, she focuses on online copyright issues and other areas of intellectual property policy. She also works on DisCo (the Disruptive Competition Project). She received her J.D. in 2012 from American University Washington College of Law, where she was a Student Attorney in the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, President of the Intellectual Property Law Society, Senior Symposium Chair and Senior Marketing Manager for the Intellectual Property Brief, and a Dean’s Fellow at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property. She graduated from Harvard College in 2009 where she studied Government and Music, wrote her senior honors thesis on “Theoretical and Legal Views on U.S. Government Involvement in Musical Creativity Online,” and interned at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School.