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January 30

Senator dismisses calls to slow down the pace of #patent reform http://t.co/HiNcJAgRGr

January 30

New issue of IAM published today, with a cover story setting record straight on "foreign patent trolls" in the US. http://t.co/ZB7a0oYqYS

January 30

Expect new legislation to get through House easily, but maybe with less support than last time. The big battle will again be in the Senate.

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30 Jan 2015
As new patent reform legislation heads for the House key senator makes the case for reform

Senator John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and one of the key legislators in the proposed patent bill that failed to reach the Senate floor last May, yesterday described the lowering of standards around fee shifting in patent cases and the new heightened pleading requirements introduced by the Judicial Conference as, “marginal changes”. His comments, which...

30 Jan 2015
New issue of IAM out today with the truth about those "foreign patent trolls" being written about in the US press

A series of disingenuous and maybe even deliberately mendacious op-eds in the US press over the last 12 months have warned of the dangers to American innovators posed by so-called “state-sponsored patent trolls”: entities supposedly established by foreign governments essentially to extort money from innocent US companies by leveraging the patent system to their advantage. Among...

30 Jan 2015
Patent reform will need wide multi-industry support to get on statute books, says former Senate IP counsel

Yesterday we published the first of a two-part interview with Aaron Cooper, former IP and antitrust counsel to Senator Leahy on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Now of counsel at Covington & Burling, Cooper was closely involved in the development of the AIA and has a clear understanding of the legislative process in DC. In part two of our interview with him, Cooper discusses the debate...

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