Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: November 15 Edition

Hi!  Patent reform continues to progress.  Yesterday the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing on The Impact of Patent Assertion Entities on Innovation and the Economy.  I live-tweeted the hearing on @PatentProgress.  If you scan our feed, or the #fixpatents hashtag, you’ll get a good idea of what was raised by members and witnesses.  The date for the markup on Rep. Goodlatte’s Innovation Act has not been introduced, although it looks like that will happen next week.  There is also a rumor that Senator Leahy will be introducing his own patent reform bill tomorrow or early next week.  We’ll be waiting to see what happens.

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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.