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.