Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: September 20 Edition

This week, Senator Leahy and Senator Lee had an op-ed on the need for reform to counteract abuse of the patent system, and they explained that Congress is making progress on bipartisan, bicameral legislation.  They said that the Senate Judiciary Committee is also coordinating with Rep. Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.  We’re looking forward to reading their legislative drafts once they’re released.

Patent Progress contributor David Balto also had an interesting op-ed this week on state-sponsored patent assertion entities and anticompetitive protectionism.  Matt Levy had a post up with some myths about Intellectual Ventures, and also posted a video from an event on Wednesday at which he and IV’s Russ Merbeth had some fun exchanges.

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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.