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Reintroduction of Advancing America’s Interests Act is a Welcome Development for Innovators

Last week, Representative David Schweikert (AZ-01) and Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced the Advancing America’s Interests Act (AAIA). If passed, this legislation would help prevent the U.S. Internationa...

USPTO Invalidates VLSI Patent—So Why Didn’t They Review It The First Time?

Earlier today, the USPTO issued its final written decision in IPR2021-01064.  The final written decision found that all challenged claims in VLSI's patent were in fact invalid. So what makes t...

New Report Reaffirms Danger Patent Trolls Pose to Manufacturers, Small Businesses

People whose business models are threatened by strong post-grant review and improved patent quality continue to assert that non-practicing entities (NPEs) and the patent troll narrative is a myth or a...

Judge Connolly Continues to Push on Funding Transparency

Following an April 2022 standing order that mandated parties appearing in his court adhere to third-party funding disclosure requirements and an eye-popping November 2022 memorandum detailing “poten...

ITC Reforms Deserve a Higher Priority

Global competition is a key political issue, particularly the rivalry between the United States and China. These superpowers are locked in a struggle for leadership of the global economy. Last year, t...

Litigation Financing Transparency Must be a Global Effort

Despite varying widely, the structure of legal systems among democratic, free countries are built on consistent underlying principles. Promoting equality, freedom, and justice is a common theme among ...

How Litigation Finance Busts the Bank of Legal Trust

The American legal system gives lawyers vast powers over private citizens. In the United States, there are no “loser pays” rules, no limits on lawyers’ ability to file complaints, and a summons ...

The Fintiv Rule Heads Back to District Court

A ruling last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Apple v. Vidal throws the future of the Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) controversial NHK-Fintiv rule into even greater...

As China Prioritizes Its Patent System, America Must Do the Same and More

During the 14th National People’s Congress (NPC) earlier this month in Beijing, China began outlining a series of proposals to give itself an edge over its competitors in critical technological sect...

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