PublishedJanuary 10, 2014

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: January 10 Edition

Happy New Year from all of us at Patent Progress!

At CES on Wednesday, there was a great panel on Patent Litigation Reform: Who are You Calling a Troll?, moderated by Joe Mullin, Technology Policy Reporter, ArsTechnica, featuring a keynote presentation from The Honorable Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, and the following panelists: John Amster, CEO and Co-Founder, RPX Corp.; Jon Bruning, Attorney General, State of Nebraska; Lee Cheng, General Counsel and Secretary, Newegg Inc.; Todd Moore, Founder and CEO, TMSOFT LLC; Julie Samuels, Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF); Erich Spangenberg, CEO and Co-Chairman, IPNav.  Brill emphasized that Congress should not wait for the FTC’s 6(b) study, and “should act with deliberate speed to implement [their] proposed reforms.”  Her remarks are available here.  I live-tweeted the panel on @PatentProgress.  If you scan our feed, or the #IPS2014 hashtag, you’ll get a good idea of the issues discussed.

That’s all the news we have for you now, but we’re excited to get back to work on patent reform.

Did we miss something?  Questions or suggestions?  Feel free to leave a comment below, mention us on Twitter (@PatentProgress), or email us: patentprogress[AT]ccianet[DOT]org

Ali Sternburg


Ali Sternburg is Vice President, Information Policy at the Computer & Communications Industry Association, where she focuses on intermediary liability, copyright, and other areas of intellectual property. Ali joined CCIA during law school in 2011, and previously served as Senior Policy Counsel, Policy Counsel, and Legal Fellow. She is also an Inaugural Fellow at the Internet Law & Policy Foundry.

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.

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