While the Economy Slows, Abusive Patent Litigation Is On the Rise
May 19th, 2020
Abby Rives, IP counsel at Engine, explores how the lagging economy is proving to be no hindrance for abusive patent litigation as some in Congress persist in their attempts to unwind balanced policies like inter partes review.
UFPR to Congress: Ensure PTO Prioritizes Patent Quality by Maintaining a Balanced and Effective IPR
October 30th, 2019
Stephanie Martz and Paul Redifer, co-chairs of United For Patent Reform sent a letter to Thom Tillis, Chris Coons, Lindsey Graham, and Dianne Feinstein ahead of today's hearing on patent quality: “Promoting the Useful Arts: How can Congress prevent the issuance of poor quality patents?”
STRONGER Patents Act ignores real problems with patent mistakes
September 13th, 2019
This past Wednesday, North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis and Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “how to make our patent system stronger.” This issue affects everyone, and in particular the drug prices we pay. So, it’s disappointing that the senators did not address an obvious point: For the patent system to be strong, patents must be correct, not riddled with errors. Otherwise, this causes serious problems.
More than 80 American Businesses Send Letter to Senate Judiciary Opposing STRONGER Patents Act 2019
September 10th, 2019
More than 80 American businesses, from Main Street to manufacturers, sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing the STRONGER Patents Act of 2019.
27 University Professors Send Letter to Congress Opposing STRONGER Patents Act of 2019
September 9th, 2019
27 university professors have sent a letter to Congress opposing the STRONGER Patents Act of 2019.