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Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: January 17 Edition

Last Friday, the Supreme Court granted two patent cases, Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies and Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments.  That makes six patent cases for this term, and Matt helpfully summarized all of them yesterday.  The prevalence of patent-related issues on SCOTUS’s docket demonstrates how much Congress needs to #fixpatents. On Wednesday, Matt covered the…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: January 10 Edition

Happy New Year from all of us at Patent Progress! At CES on Wednesday, there was a great panel on Patent Litigation Reform: Who are You Calling a Troll?, moderated by Joe Mullin, Technology Policy Reporter, ArsTechnica, featuring a keynote presentation from The Honorable Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, and the following panelists: John…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: December 13 Edition

There hasn’t been much activity in Congress this week since the Innovation Act passed the House last week, but there will be a hearing next Tuesday December 17 in the Senate on “Protecting Small Businesses and Promoting Innovation by Limiting Patent Troll Abuse.” In other news, last Friday, the Supreme Court granted cert in CLS…

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

Exciting news!  Yesterday, the House passed the Innovation Act by a 325-91 vote, with lots of bipartisan support.  As Matt Levy told The Hill’s Hillicon Valley, the legislation “is not perfect, but it has a lot of the key features to deal with the patent troll problem.”  I live-tweeted the debate of the bill and…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: November 22 Edition

Big news this week!  On Wednesday evening, the House Judiciary Committee passed the Innovation Act by a 33-5 vote.  Matt Levy wrote a post explaining what’s in it (and what’s not), and why this is encouraging.  This is one huge step for patent reform, but it’s not over yet.  Another significant thing that happened this week was that Senator Leahy introduced his bill, the Patent…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: November 15 Edition

Hi!  Patent reform continues to progress.  Yesterday the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing on The Impact of Patent Assertion Entities on Innovation and the Economy.  I live-tweeted the hearing on @PatentProgress.  If you scan our feed, or the #fixpatents hashtag, you’ll get a good idea…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: November 8 Edition

Lots of support from venture capitalists (VCs) this week on patent reform!  And that makes sense, because VCs have the power and resources to invest in startups, and they don’t want the risk of patent litigation as a liability.  39 VCs sent a letter to Congress this week in support of patent reform; a cheaper…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: November 1 Edition

Hi there, and Happy November, readers!  Here’s this week’s patent news: On Monday, CCIA and more than two dozen other associations sent a letter to Judiciary Committee leadership in support of making the Covered Business Method Program more widely available. On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Innovation Act, which was…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: October 25 Edition

Big news this week!  On Wednesday, Rep. Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced the Innovation Act, along with ten other Representatives.  This bill addresses a lot of the necessary reforms, and we are supportive of this effort.  Our own Matt Levy was quoted about the broad bipartisan and bicameral support for these reforms…

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

It was a fairly quiet week in patents.  Last Friday, Matt wrote about a confusing new Federal Circuit opinion in order to demonstrate how difficult it can be to understand patent law.  And earlier this week, he focused on Intellectual Ventures’ recent troubles finding new financing. Did we miss something?  Questions or suggestions?  Feel free…