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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New FTC chair could push changes in Qualcomm case, other tech issues

By   /  February 9, 2017  /  National, News, Patents, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

The appointment of a new chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission could mean a paradigm shift in the panel’s actions on recent hot-button issues, including a federal lawsuit brought against Qualcomm days before the end of the Obama administration. The FTC knocked the San Diego-based chip maker for allegedly violating federal antitrust law by leaning […]

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Experts deride conclusions of FTC patent-assertion study

By   /  November 25, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, Patents, Technology  /  No Comments

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Intellectual property experts are calling into question the policy recommendations made by the Federal Trade Commission’s three-year study on patent lawsuits, saying the recommendations do not fit with the data. The FTC published the findings of its study examining the behavior of patent assertion entities, often pejoratively referred to by critics as “patent trolls,” at […]

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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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