Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: January 17 Edition

Last Friday, the Supreme Court granted two patent cases, Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies and Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments.  That makes six patent cases for this term, and Matt helpfully summarized all of them yesterday.  The prevalence of patent-related issues on SCOTUS’s docket demonstrates how much Congress needs to #fixpatents.

On Wednesday, Matt covered the recent announcement that notorious bottom feeder troll MPHJ has been sued by the New York Attorney General — and that they have sued the FTC.  (I know, right?)  He also wrote a post about how despite Intellectual Ventures’ new attempts at transparency, they still have a trolling business model, and they still are exploiting the patent system.

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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.