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New Fed. Cir. Opinion Demonstrates That Patent Law Is Confusing

Part of the reason that patent trolls have so much success targeting small businesses is that patent law is arcane and filled with traps for the uninitiated. Obviously, patents themselves are hard to ...

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

As even our non-U.S. readers must know, the U.S. government is currently in a partial shutdown.  On the first day of the shutdown, Matt Levy explained what it means for patents, from the PTO to the I...

Patent Trolls Offend Both Ends of the Political Spectrum

The Progressive Policy Institute is out with a policy brief entitled, “Stumping Patent Trolls On The Bridge To Innovation.” The brief “discusses the rich history of progressives in leading effor...

What Does the Shutdown Mean for Patents?

Today, the news is being dominated by the partial shutdown of the U.S. government. Because we focus on patents, we wanted to let readers know what’s happening to the patent world during the shutdown...

Time To Put A Spotlight On Patent Trolls

One of the key authors of the FTC Act, Louis Brandeis, wrote a century ago: “sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.”  There are probably fe...

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: September 27 Edition

This week Rep. Goodlatte released a discussion draft of patent legislation, which has a lot of potential to help #fixpatents.  Matt was quoted in The Hill earlier this week on the draft, where he and...

Patent Reform Moves Forward With New Goodlatte Discussion Draft

On Monday, Rep. Goodlatte (R-VA) released a new discussion draft of a patent reform bill. We’ve been looking through it, and overall this is a strong draft. The draft has litigation reforms that inc...

CCIA Asks Supreme Court to Help #FixPatents in WildTangent Case

Today, CCIA filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to grant cert in the WildTangent case.  This case could help fix patents and clarify some of the confusion that has come out of recent decis...

Concern Trolls Send Letter to Congress Opposing CBM Expansion

As I’ve written before, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and its fellow "concern trolls" have continually opposed the expansion of the covered business method ("CBM") review program from only fi...

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