patent reform

More voices join the chorus for patent reform

patent reform
Patent reform is hot! The momentum seems to be building in Congress for patent reform to address the problem of nefarious patent exploiters (also...Read more

QUIZ: What do EFF, movie studios, automobiles, and your local grocery store have in common?

patent reform
If you guessed that they are all big in California—well, you're kinda right. But the more significant answer is that they are part of a growing broad...Read more

A banner year for patent litigation in 2012

patent litigation
Open source community members and most everyone else involved in software are concerned about patent lawsuits and the activities of non-practicing...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

White House takes executive action to curb patent abuse

Patent reform
The White House on Tuesday announced a broad set of legislative recommendations for Congress and executive actions aimed at thwarting abusive patent...Read more

Patent reform: Can preissuance submissions help?

patent reform
While almost no one thinks that the America Invents Act (AIA) will completely solve America’s patent problems, there are a few provisions in the AIA...Read more

Patent reform and patent totalitarianism

Patent reform and patent totalitarianism
Touted as the most extensive revision of the patent law since 1952, the America Invents Act of 2011 was signed by the President on September 16. You...Read more

Platform wars: software patents in a new light

Platform wars: software patents in a new light
I recently wrote about the $4.5 billion auction for Nortel's portfolio of 6,000 patents that went to a consortium that included Apple, Microsoft, and...Read more