Finally, some patent news! Yesterday, the White House announced new initiatives to improve patent quality, and reported on the progress it’s been making on ongoing efforts. The White House also hosted an event yesterday to discuss the executive actions, which emphasized innovation over litigation. At the event, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker echoed a point we’ve made a few times recently (, ), which is that it’s time for the Senate to act on patent reform: “The House has already passed the Innovation Act. We need the Senate to act too.” We agree, Secretary Pritzker!
Earlier in the week, Matt Levy dug deeper into the New York Times report that a U.S. patent was awarded to a scientist whose research had been discredited as fraudulent years ago, and explained how it demonstrates the need for meaningful patent reform.
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