PublishedOctober 25, 2013

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: October 25 Edition

Big news this week!  On Wednesday, Rep. Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced the Innovation Act, along with ten other Representatives.  This bill addresses a lot of the necessary reforms, and we are supportive of this effort.  Our own Matt Levy was quoted about the broad bipartisan and bicameral support for these reforms in The Hill and The National Journal, and on the expansion of the Covered Business Method program, in the Washington Post and Ars Technica.

Yesterday, CCIA also filed comments as part of our participation in the PTO’s Software Partnership, which is the PTO’s outreach to the tech industry to help in improving patent quality and implementing the President’s initiatives on patent reform.

Patent Progress also had an interview earlier this week with Jorge Contreras about his new research on patent pledges and standards.

Did we miss something?  Questions or suggestions?  Feel free to leave a comment below, mention us on Twitter (@PatentProgress), or email us: patentprogress[AT]ccianet[DOT]org

Ali Sternburg


Ali Sternburg is Vice President, Information Policy at the Computer & Communications Industry Association, where she focuses on intermediary liability, copyright, and other areas of intellectual property. Ali joined CCIA during law school in 2011, and previously served as Senior Policy Counsel, Policy Counsel, and Legal Fellow. She is also an Inaugural Fellow at the Internet Law & Policy Foundry.

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.

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