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Small Businesses to Congress: Protect Best Defenses Against Patent Trolls

Small Businesses to Congress: Protect Best Defenses Against Patent Trolls

February 15th, 2017

Gust, the New York-based Software as a Service platform for high-growth entrepreneurs and investors, and the National Association of Realtors® today urged Congress to preserve the Supreme Court’s landmark Alice decision as well as a critical patent review process created by the America Invents Act, which are two of the best tools available to small American job creators to defend against low-quality patents and the patent trolls who use them in frivolous lawsuits.


Why IPO Is Wrong About Section 101

February 8th, 2017

It certainly seems that the technology industry is producing better and more exciting products than ever. Virtual reality is becoming, well, a reality; we have drones, self-driving cars, better artificial intelligence, amazing new games, and smarter smartphones. These innovations are all driven by software, even though the landscape for software patents has changed over the last few years due in part to several decisions by the Supreme Court.


Goodlatte Announces Agenda for 115th Congress

February 1st, 2017

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today announced his agenda for the 115th Congress in a speech before the Federalist Society at the National Press Club. Below are Chairman Goodlatte’s prepared remarks.


Why It’s a Good Thing If Michelle Lee Stays at USPTO

January 24th, 2017

Well, this would be a nice surprise: it seems that Michelle Lee may be staying on as Director of the US Patent & Trademark Office. Director Lee has done a great job for businesses and innovators over the last few years.


United for Patent Reform Statement on PTO Director Lee

January 20th, 2017

The following statement may be attributed to Beth Provenzano, vice president for government relations at the National Retail Federation, in her role as co-chair of the United for Patent Reform coalition


What The New Administration Should Be Doing With Patents

January 13th, 2017

It’s 2017, there’s a new Congress and a new administration. What should they be doing with respect to patents? It seems likely that with the big changeover, patents might not get a lot of attention in the first half of the year. Still, there are some things the new government can do, or not do, going forward.



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