Tag: Innovation Act

Venue Reform Seems Like Something Nearly Everyone Can Agree On

I was on a panel the other day discussing patent reform, and a funny thing happened. While we disagreed about a number of aspects of patent reform, basically everyone on the panel agreed that it’s r...

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 Gils...

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 p...

If the Innovation Act Is Bad For Patents, Why Do Large Patent Owners Support It?

We’ve been hearing for months now that the idea that the Innovation Act will devalue patents. But there’s a big problem with this notion that no one seems to be discussing: a lot of companies tha...

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 ...

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 faci...

Big Week for Patent Reform – Innovation Act Heads to the Floor

It looks like the Innovation Act (which was reported from the House Judiciary Committee a couple of weeks ago) will get a vote on the floor of the House this week. EFF and a number of other groups (i...

House Judiciary Committee Passes Bipartisan Patent Reform Targeting Trolls

Yesterday, in a strong bipartisan vote (33-5), the House Judiciary Committee approved the Innovation Act. There’s more work to do, but this is a big victory. Nearly every major reform that’s been ...

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