Tag Archive for Innovation Act

Why We Need to Fix Venue: E.D. Texas

I (and others) have written about the Eastern District of Texas. It’s a judicial district that handles more patent cases than any other district in the country. In fact, one judge, Judge Rodney Gilstrap, personally handles more than twice as many patent cases as any other judge. Nearly all of his patent cases are filed…

Watch John Oliver Take on Patent Trolls: Annotated Edition

John Oliver has covered an impressive amount of tech policy issues on his weekly HBO show Last Week Tonight, the National Journal points out, and he continued this last night, discussing patents and patent reform. Oliver touched on many issues that are familiar to Patent Progress readers: abstract patents and patent quality, trolls suing end…

Myths and the STRONG Act

We’re hearing a lot of claims about the STRONG Act as an “alternative” to patent litigation reform. The campaign supporting the bill has been misleading at best. There are two pervasive myths that the STRONG Act’s supporters keep repeating that I want to address in this post. Myth 1: Inter partes reviews are unfair to patent…

House Introduces Bill Aimed at Disarming Patent Trolls

Today the House Judiciary Committee reintroduced the Innovation Act.  I am optimistic that this bill will get overwhelming bipartisan support again in Congress.  With so many diverse businesses facing abusive patent litigation and the President and Administration previously having weighed in calling for reforms, momentum is building for a vote in both chambers with broad…