legislation

The FTC roadmap on patent litigation aggressors

patent litigation aggressors
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) appears to be ramping up for an investigation of Patent Assertion Entity (PAE) practices. In a noteworthy, welcome...Read more

Congress looking to act on patent assertion entities

government and patent law
Congress is beginning to focus on the abusive use of patents by Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) with new legislative proposals. House Judiciary...Read more

Could California bill mandate open access to research?

open thread on open access
Champions of open access to publicly funded academic research had something to celebrate last week. Creative Commons is reporting (with just a touch...Read more

Open government beyond open data and transparency

a new dawn
The term "Open Government" (OG, hereafter) has been used since the 70s to refer to the effort to reduce bureaucratic opacity and open up governments...Read more

Government tech stakeholders gather at state hackathon

open source in use here
Great things for open government happened last year on November 15-16 at the 4th annual Capitol Camp event, organized and hosted by the New York...Read more

Poll: Why hasn't patent reform become a bigger political issue?

With a recent op-ed in the Economist and a segment on NPR's Planet Money , it seems as if an awareness of the high cost of the outmoded, traditional...Read more

Why hasn't patent reform (especially for software) become a bigger political issue before now?

With a recent op-ed in the Economist and a segment on NPR's Planet Money , it seems as if an awareness of the high cost of the outmoded, traditional patent system is finally creeping into the mainstream.Read more

Rise of the fashion trolls

A funny thing happens as a Congressional session comes to a close. Priorities, whether political or policy, rocket to the surface. It becomes a war...Read more