Previously, Matt was patent counsel at the Computer & Communications Industry Association

Patent Owners Don’t All Hate IPRs

Bloomberg BNA and AIPLA just released a nationwide survey of patent attorneys and agents asking about their experiences with inter partes review at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board. Bloomberg BNA an...

Why IPO Is Wrong About Section 101

It certainly seems that the technology industry is producing better and more exciting products than ever. Virtual reality is becoming, well, a reality; we have drones, self-driving cars, better artifi...

Patent Reform Is Back on Congress’ Agenda

Here’s some good news from the House of Representatives. Chairman Goodlatte of the House Judiciary Committee announced the agenda for this Congress, and here’s a key item: We’ll also work on ref...

Why No One Should Listen to Qualcomm About Patents

Qualcomm is a major opponent, perhaps the strongest opponent, of patent litigation reform. It’s becoming pretty obvious why. A few weeks ago, the Korean Fair Trade Commission went after Qualcomm for...

Why It’s a Good Thing If Michelle Lee Stays at USPTO

[caption id="attachment_5015" align="alignleft" width="200"] USPTO Director Michelle Lee[/caption] Well, this would be a nice surprise: it seems that Michelle Lee may be staying on as Director of the...

What the New Administration Can Do for Patents in 2017

I have an op-ed in the Hill today on what the new Administration should be doing with patents in 2017.

Why Do Patent Trolls Love E.D. Tex.? The Answer May Surprise You!

Brian Love and James Yoon have a new paper out on the Eastern District of Texas and why patent assertion entities love it so much. The authors note that 90% of the patent cases in the Eastern District...

KFTC Takes Action Against Qualcomm

The Korean Fair Trade Commission (“KFTC”) has just taken extreme action against Qualcomm for anti-competitive practices. The KFTC fined Qualcomm about $850 million and ordered it to change the way...

Smartphone Patent Wars, a Poem

‘Twas the week before Christmas, And all through the news, The smartphone patent wars Were giving us the blues. Just when we thought Apple-Samsung was done, Nokia decided To rejoin the fun. Nokia ...

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