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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...

Litigation Funders In Their Own Words 

Rarely does one get a peek behind the curtain in the secretive and highly profitable world of third-party litigation funding (TPLF). In fact, there’s such little transparency in the TPLF industry th...

An Up and Down Year at the USPTO

By: Sam Baird, Director of Analytics at Unified Patents From the confirmation of Kathi Vidal as Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to the Western District of Texas’...

Darrell Issa is Well-Positioned to Address Key Patent Policy Issues

In the early days of the 118th Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa, the newly-named Chairman of the House Intellectual Property Subcommittee, has an opportunity to make progress on a range of issues that are ...

Newly Released GAO Report Shows Previous Leadership’s Improper Influence on PTAB and Need for Improved Transparency

Many in the IP world suspected improper influence at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) under former Director Andrew Iancu, previously a partner at a firm with a long history of representing...

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