Tag Archive for Colleen Chien

Senate Hearing on Patent Quality Today

Later today, the Senate will hold a hearing on how Congress can help prevent the issuance of poor quality patents.  I recently testified at a hearing on the STRONGER Patents Act and patent quality was one of the topics discussed.  In fact, in my responses to questions for the record from Sen. Tillis, I addressed…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: September 6 Edition

Happy Friday! This week brought new studies on patent trolls.  One study, by PatentFreedom, brought even more proof that expanding Covered Business Method (CBM) review is essential to help #fixpatents, as the number of trolls using business method patents has increased from 168 to 1423 in eight years; almost 40% of trolls use a business…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: June 28 Edition

Good morning! On Monday, Reuters reported that the International Trade Commission (ITC) is taking steps to rein in frivolous litigation from patent trolls, by requiring “companies to prove upfront that they have a significant presence in the United States.”  This is welcome news, as the ITC can get abused by patent trolls.  We will have…