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.


Posts by Ali Sternburg

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,…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: May 2 Edition

Happy Friday!  Lots of news this week. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued two unanimous opinions overturning the Federal Circuit, Highmark and Octane Fitness, recognizing the importance of fee-shifting in curbing abusive litigation.  This week we also reported on district court decisions against Intellectual Ventures, MPHJ, and Rockstar.  This action in the courts truly demonstrates…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: April 18 Edition

Hi there!  The Senate is on recess this week and next, so there are no official legislative updates at the moment.  But new legislative drafts are now circulating, which demonstrates that the bipartisan agreements reached late last week are being fully developed into fruition at a nice pace.  Matt told you more about the process…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: April 11 Edition

Good morning!  Progress was made on patent reform this week, but not enough to get a vote before the Senate went on recess for two weeks. A Senate Judiciary Executive Business Meeting scheduled for Tuesday was postponed, as was a potential markup for yesterday, although a “tentative deal” was announced Wednesday.  Chairman Leahy put out…

Main Street Patent Coalition Members Advocate for Patent Reform in the Senate

This morning, the Main Street Patent Coalition held an informative discussion on patent reform.  There were speakers from associations representing home builders, realtors, franchisees and franchisors, convenience stores, credit unions, bankers, grocers, the retail industry, the gaming industry, Latino-owned businesses, and application developers.  They represent millions of Americans working in small, medium, and large businesses…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: April 4 Edition

We’re back with news! Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held an Executive Business Meeting, at which Senator Leahy’s Patent Transparency and Improvement Act was discussed.  Senator Leahy postponed consideration of his bill to Tuesday, April 8, and released a statement about the plan for moving patent reform legislation in the Senate, as I wrote yesterday.  It is possible that there…

Statement from Chairman Leahy on Patent Reform in the Senate

We wanted to share this comprehensive statement from today from Senator Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, about the plan for moving patent reform legislation in the Senate.  He concludes: I thank the members of this Committee for joining me in this work. This is an opportunity for us to come together to pass meaningful…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: February 28 Edition

This has been quite a busy week for patents! First of all, a few Supreme Court updates:  On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard two oral arguments on patent issues, Octane and Highmark.  Yesterday, CCIA filed an amicus brief in another Supreme Court case, Alice v. CLS Bank. Next up, some action in the Senate:  Yesterday,…

CCIA Files Amicus Brief in CLS Bank, Urging Supreme Court to Adopt a New Test on Patent-Eligibility of Software

Today, CCIA filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank.  CLS Bank is one of six patent cases this term, including two that were heard yesterday.  For more background information on the case and policy issues presented, see this in-depth article from today by The Washington Post’s Tim Lee. CCIA’s brief proposed a…

42 State AGs Tell The Senate They Support Patent Reform

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of 42 state Attorneys General sent a letter to the leadership on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation supporting Congressional efforts to pass patent reform legislation. The AGs explain the harms of the abuse of the patent system by trolls on our economy and…