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Patent Links and Articles To Read By The Fire

With the weather as cold as it’s been in DC lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time reading by the fire.  And what better way to use that time than to read about patents!  For those of you, like me, for whom that sounds like fun—here’s a few things I’ve run across lately that…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: July 11 Edition

Hi there!  We finally have some patent news this week. First of all, we got a small victory in the fight for patent reform.  The Obama Administration allegedly backed down from nominating patent reform opponent Phil Johnson to be the head of the PTO after opposition from the tech industry (including from CCIA).  This is encouraging, and hopefully President Obama…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: May 2 Edition

Happy Friday!  Lots of news this week. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued two unanimous opinions overturning the Federal Circuit, Highmark and Octane Fitness, recognizing the importance of fee-shifting in curbing abusive litigation.  This week we also reported on district court decisions against Intellectual Ventures, MPHJ, and Rockstar.  This action in the courts truly demonstrates…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: April 18 Edition

Hi there!  The Senate is on recess this week and next, so there are no official legislative updates at the moment.  But new legislative drafts are now circulating, which demonstrates that the bipartisan agreements reached late last week are being fully developed into fruition at a nice pace.  Matt told you more about the process…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: April 11 Edition

Good morning!  Progress was made on patent reform this week, but not enough to get a vote before the Senate went on recess for two weeks. A Senate Judiciary Executive Business Meeting scheduled for Tuesday was postponed, as was a potential markup for yesterday, although a “tentative deal” was announced Wednesday.  Chairman Leahy put out…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: April 4 Edition

We’re back with news! Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held an Executive Business Meeting, at which Senator Leahy’s Patent Transparency and Improvement Act was discussed.  Senator Leahy postponed consideration of his bill to Tuesday, April 8, and released a statement about the plan for moving patent reform legislation in the Senate, as I wrote yesterday.  It is possible that there…

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

This has been quite a busy week for patents! First of all, a few Supreme Court updates:  On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard two oral arguments on patent issues, Octane and Highmark.  Yesterday, CCIA filed an amicus brief in another Supreme Court case, Alice v. CLS Bank. Next up, some action in the Senate:  Yesterday,…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: February 21 Edition

Finally, some patent news!  Yesterday, the White House announced new initiatives to improve patent quality, and reported on the progress it’s been making on ongoing efforts.  The White House also hosted an event yesterday to discuss the executive actions, which emphasized innovation over litigation.  At the event, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker echoed a point we’ve made…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: January 31 Edition

This week’s big news was President Obama’s call for patent reform in the State of the Union. It’s time for the Senate to follow the House and pass a meaningful patent reform bill. (If you need a refresher on the Senate’s proposed bills and the bill the House passed, check out Patent Progress’s recently-updated Guide…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: January 24 Edition

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court decided Medtronic, one of the six patent cases this term, and reversed the Federal Circuit yet again. This week also brought an update on Rockstar’s patent activities, as Joe Mullin reported on Ars Technica. And there was a great op-ed in the Las Vegas Review-Journal that concluded: “This is a…