Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: January 24 Edition

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court decided Medtronic, one of the six patent cases this term, and reversed the Federal Circuit yet again.

This week also brought an update on Rockstar’s patent activities, as Joe Mullin reported on Ars Technica.

And there was a great op-ed in the Las Vegas Review-Journal that concluded: “This is a jobs bill. And patent trolls are effectively a tax. What is the Senate waiting for?”

Agreed!  We hope to have more information for you soon on the Senate’s patent reform bills.  In the meantime, remember that we keep Patent Progress’s Guide to Patent Reform Legislation up-to-date.

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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.