Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: September 13 Edition

So, I know we keep saying there will be news soon, but not that much has happened on patents in Congress’s first week back.  But there has been some advocacy on the Hill.  Yesterday, Intellectual Ventures held an event, and our own Matt Levy got to ask Nathan Myhrvold a question, which he wrote up in this post.  Earlier in the week, Matt had another post on IV’s opposition to transparency because it would expose their patent trolling.  He also highlighted an op-ed in ArsTechnica by James Bessen on how patent trolls have doomed themselves by going after small businesses, whose support of patent reform, as we’ve addressed here, has been a large catalyst for legislative action.

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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.