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

As even our non-U.S. readers must know, the U.S. government is currently in a partial shutdown.  On the first day of the shutdown, Matt Levy explained what it means for patents, from the PTO to the ITC and federal courts to Congressional staff working on patent reform, which also made its way into IP-Watch.  On…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: September 27 Edition

This week Rep. Goodlatte released a discussion draft of patent legislation, which has a lot of potential to help #fixpatents.  Matt was quoted in The Hill earlier this week on the draft, where he and some others gave reactions to the text.  On Monday, CCIA filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court requesting that…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: September 20 Edition

This week, Senator Leahy and Senator Lee had an op-ed on the need for reform to counteract abuse of the patent system, and they explained that Congress is making progress on bipartisan, bicameral legislation.  They said that the Senate Judiciary Committee is also coordinating with Rep. Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.  We’re looking…

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

Happy Friday! This week brought new studies on patent trolls.  One study, by PatentFreedom, brought even more proof that expanding Covered Business Method (CBM) review is essential to help #fixpatents, as the number of trolls using business method patents has increased from 168 to 1423 in eight years; almost 40% of trolls use a business…

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: August 2 Edition

Good morning!  Here’s some patent news from this week.  On Tuesday, a whole bunch of prominent companies (many in non-tech industries, like retail and food) sent a letter to Congress encouraging them to expand Covered Business Method (CBM) review; Patent Progress has pointed out repeatedly ([1], [2], [3]) that expanding CBM review is the most…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: July 26 Edition

Hi readers!  Congressional support for patent reform continues to grow.  On Monday, Rep. Issa and Rep. Chu introduced the Stopping the Offense Use of Patents (STOP Act).  That bill prompted Matt Levy to release Patent Progress’s Guide to Patent Reform Legislation, which has summaries of the six pending bills:  SHIELD Act (H.R. 845), Patent Quality…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: July 19 Edition

Hi there!  Support for patent reform continues to build.  In case you missed it, on Wednesday 50 groups sent a letter to leadership in the House and Senate urging for them to #fixpatents.  CCIA and other tech groups were signatories, as was the MPAA, and stakeholders from industries as diverse as retail, hotels, restaurants, hospitals,…

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…