patent reform

Best of Opensource.com: Law

While reviewing the most-read articles on legal topics in open source on Opensource.com this year, I was reminded of the old maxim: The more things...Read more

Another idea for addressing patent trolling: eliminate jury trials

Would eliminating jury trials on patent validity remove much the inherent leverage of PAEs (patent trolls) and move the needle on patent reform?Read more

Federal Trade Commission nears final step in launching Patent Assertion Entities study

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is finally on the cusp of its long-anticipated study to examine the harmful effects of Patent Assertion Entities (...Read more

Patent reform legislation takes a pause (for the moment)

Late last month, as you’ve likely read by now, the US Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) abruptly pulled consideration of a legislative patent reform...Read more

New state laws target patent trolls

Patent reform may have stalled this year at the federal level, but patent trolls may soon find their actions curtailed by a number of patent abuse...Read more

The Federal Trade Commission sets its sights on Patent Aggression Entities

patent reform
Just before the shutdown of the Federal Government last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took a first and important step to examine critical...Read more

Expanding the 'Covered Business Method' program: Sensible patent reform ... and why opponents have it wrong

hazy shade of value
Before the summer Congressional recess, a broad coalition of job-creating businesses added their voices to the pro-reform chorus with a ringing...Read more

The role of software patents in the patent reform debate

Software patent reform
Momentum seems to be building in Congress to tackle patent reform. From an open source perspective, any reform that reduces the risk and expense of...Read more