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

There hasn’t been much activity in Congress this week since the Innovation Act passed the House last week, but there will be a hearing next Tuesday December 17 in the Senate on “Protecting Small Businesses and Promoting Innovation by Limiting Patent Troll Abuse.”

In other news, last Friday, the Supreme Court granted cert in CLS Bank v. Alice.  We’ve previously covered this case several times, such as Matt’s post on the Federal Circuit’s fractured opinion.

And we will be filing comments with the FTC next Monday December 16 on its 6b study on patent assertion.

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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.