Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: May 9 Edition

Good morning!  No news in the Senate this week.  We still don’t have a Manager’s Amendment, still haven’t had a markup, and don’t have any information on when either will be occurring. As we wrote last week, now is the time to let your Senators know that you want a strong patent reform bill!

Earlier this week, Matt explained why there were so many patent lawsuits filed on April 23, 2014, mostly by trolls, which was out of fear that heightened pleading standards would go into effect the next day.

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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.