Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: November 1 Edition

Hi there, and Happy November, readers!  Here’s this week’s patent news:

On Monday, CCIA and more than two dozen other associations sent a letter to Judiciary Committee leadership in support of making the Covered Business Method Program more widely available.

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Innovation Act, which was introduced last week by Rep. Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and ten other Representatives.  I live-tweeted the hearing on @PatentProgress.  If you scan our feed, or the hashtags #fixpatents, #patentreform, and #InnovationAct, you’ll get a good idea of what was raised by members and witnesses.

Video from Matt Levy’s appearance on a TPI panel last week with Professor Michael Meurer, Professor John Duffy, and Peter Detkin of Intellectual Ventures is now available.  He will also be speaking about non-practicing entities and patent reform at American University Washington College of Law’s Patent+Policy Forum next Friday.

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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.