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Senator Schumer Explains It All on Covered Business Method Review

At today's Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, “Protecting Small Businesses and Promoting Innovation by Limiting Patent Troll Abuse,” Senator Schumer explained why we need to make the Covered Bus...

Before I Kill You, Mr. Bond[ing Requirement]

One big reason that being a patent troll is so profitable is that there isn’t a lot of downside risk for the troll. You just set up a holding company with no assets other than the patents you’re u...

Innovation Act Passes House 325-91, Patent Trolls Cry

It was a big day in the land of patent troll reform, as the House resoundingly passed the Innovation Act with strong support from both sides of the aisle. The bill has some great features, including: ...

Big Week for Patent Reform – Innovation Act Heads to the Floor

It looks like the Innovation Act (which was reported from the House Judiciary Committee a couple of weeks ago) will get a vote on the floor of the House this week. EFF and a number of other groups (i...

House Judiciary Committee Passes Bipartisan Patent Reform Targeting Trolls

Yesterday, in a strong bipartisan vote (33-5), the House Judiciary Committee approved the Innovation Act. There’s more work to do, but this is a big victory. Nearly every major reform that’s been ...

VCs, Who Know Innovation, Support Making Covered Business Method Review More Available

[Updated 11/7/2013; see below] I’ve written before about the importance of the covered business method (CBM) review program in fighting trolls. One of the big claims against making CBM review more w...

Over 2 dozen organizations from diverse industries support making CBM widely available

Today a group of 26 organizations (including CCIA) sent a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committee leadership endorsing legislation to make Covered Business Method review more widely availab...

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: October 25 Edition

Big news this week!  On Wednesday, Rep. Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced the Innovation Act, along with ten other Representatives.  This bill addresses a lot of the n...

Jorge Contreras on Patent Pledges Outside Standards-Setting Organizations

Jorge Contreras is a professor at the Washington College of Law at American University and a contributor at Patent Progress.  He also happens to be one of the world’s foremost legal authorities on...

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