Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: May 30 Edition

We’re still waiting on action in the Senate after the disappointing news last week.

But yesterday, Rep. Cardenas (D-CA) and Rep. Farenthold (R-TX) introduced legislation in the House to stop patent troll litigation abuse at the ITC.  When that gets added to our Guide to Patent Reform Legislation, that will make 14 federal bills; plus as of our last update to our Guide to State Patent Reform Legislation, there are now 27 states that have passed or are considering patent reform bills.

As always, please let both of your Senators know you support patent reform!

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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.