Weekly Patent News Highlights 6/13/2014

June 13, 2014

With patent legislation reform off the table for the moment, there is now time to address the real problems with the proposed bill. It is our hope that Senate Judiciary Chairman Leahy’s decision to delay patent reform legislation serves as an opportunity to take a step back, and look at the unintended consequences of current propositions.

This week’s roundup includes articles from IP Watchdog, Inside Counsel, and Roll Call. David Kappos contributed to Forbes as a guest author in a post that highlights the patent system’s effect on the American economy.

“There are 40 million American jobs that depend on IP protection. Companies in IP-intensive industries generate over $5 trillion in economic activity per year,” he writes.

David Kappos effectively demonstrates the stance of organizations such as The Partnership for American Innovation and Save The Inventor: “pro reform – but pro-smart reform.”

Read more from all of this week’s articles surrounding patent reform below:

IP Watchdog: Universities are NOT Patent Trolls http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2014/06/06/universities-are-not-patent-trolls/id=49951/

Forbes: The Patent System Is A Boon—Not A Drain—To The American Economy http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2014/06/10/the-patent-system-is-a-boon-not-a-drain-to-the-american-economy-2/

Inside Counsel: More patent litigation reform is effectively dead for this year http://www.insidecounsel.com/2014/06/10/more-patent-litigation-reform-is-effectively-dead

CQ Roll Call TechnoCrat blog: Fee-Shifting Decision in ‘Troll’ Case Shows Where Courts Have a Role, Profs Say http://blogs.rollcall.com/technocrat/implications-for-district-court-ruling-for-fee-shifting-in-patent-case/