Who’s in charge? Uncertainty at Patent Office a drag on innovation

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  Federal government, Intellectual Property, News, Patents, Technology  /  No Comments

Michelle Lee is still apparently in charge at the Patent Office, but the Commerce Department lists her post as vacant.

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Years of FTC reports and litigation have shaped patent law with and without Congress

By   /  March 7, 2017  /  Federal Government, Federal government, Intellectual Property, Patents, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

The FTC’s tools have been both high-profile and subtle, but is it suited to the task?

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Venture capital chases patents to friendlier climes

By   /  December 12, 2016  /  Federal government, Intellectual Property, Judiciary, News  /  No Comments

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Recent changes to the U.S. patent system — emanating from both Congress and the courts — have pushed U.S. investment money overseas.  To China, to be exact. In his closing remarks to a recent Inventing America and IPWatchdog conference on dangers to the innovation economy, former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office director David Kappos said that […]

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Intellectual property rights have long history in constitutional law

By   /  October 26, 2016  /  Federal Government, Intellectual Property, Judiciary, Patents  /  No Comments

As modern digital technology continues to evolve, creating new industries while pushing the boundaries of the old, understanding the role intellectual property plays in society becomes ever more important. Much focus has been given to how big companies use modern intellectual property law to have content removed from sites such as YouTube or Google. But […]

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