February 28, 2014
A special meeting with White House IP counsel Colleen Chien and patent holding companies was held this week to discuss an initiative to make prior art holdings more accessible for officials at the Patent and Trademark Office. This would reduce the number of patents granted, which would therefore improve overall patent quality and limit potential for abusive litigation.
February 21, 2014
Innovators are finally speaking up and joining forces in the fight against patent reform. This week, over 2000 independent inventors signed a letter to Congress expressing their deep concern over the proposed legislation.
February 14, 2014
Patent reform has the potential to weaken the United States Patent System. Weakening our patent integrity would have a direct effect on independent inventors, small entities, employment rates and the U.
January 31, 2014
Attempts to stop frivolous Patent Assertion Entities , pose big risks to the economic engine surrounding invention and innovation. Dean Kamen, one of America’s great inventors says, “if the U.
January 24, 2014
There have been a number of erroneous "facts" and statements made that have influenced the dialogue in Washington, and around the country, about why patent reform is needed. We've created this infographic to help stop the spread of misinformation.
January 23, 2014
This week we have 2 articles from CFO and Inc. highlighting both sides of patent reform and giving a more neutral overview of the controversy surrounding this issue.
January 16, 2014
Throughout 2013, various legislative proposals have again been introduced that would dramatically change patent litigation in the courts. Innovation is a core pillar of our economy, and it’s important that the public and senators themselves hear from many sources, including universities and innovative small businesses.
December 20, 2013
We are cheered, as we head into the holidays, by hints from the Senate Judiciary Committee that patent reform will not be rushed to a vote as it was in the House. It appears that the voices of inventors and universities are being heard, and might even have an opportunity to be heard directly, in a hearing next year.
December 16, 2013
There is a lot of misleading information about patents and the U. S.
December 13, 2013
Now that the dust has settled from passage of H. R.