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Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: August 30 Edition

And we’re back!  Our posting volume dropped in August, but the Patent Progress blog is back in action. August hasn’t been very busy with developments on patent reform, due to Congress not being in session, but last week brought some news:  On August 22, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a long-awaited report, “Assessing Factors…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: July 12 Edition

And we’re back, after taking last week off for the Fourth of July.  Here’s what you need to know about patent news this week: On Tuesday, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), co-sponsor of the SHIELD Act, had an op-ed in The Hill in which he summarized the pervasive patent troll problem, pointing out statistics from James…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: June 7 Edition

Happy Friday, Patent Progress readers!  Today was a big week for patent news.  In case you missed it, on Tuesday the White House came out with a new plan to combat patent trolls — five executive actions and seven legislative proposals — as well as a new study from the Executive Office of the President.…

States Are Getting Desperate to Do Something About Patent Trolls

As we’ve written before, it’s getting bad for small businesses — as David Balto pointed out yesterday, patent trolls are going after supermarkets, hotels, retailers, you name it. At least one state has decided to take matters into its own hands. The Vermont legislature has just passed House Bill 299, which creates a right to…