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Grassley: Congress should act 'decisively' on patent reform
The Hill
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Wednesday said Congress should act "decisively" to rein in so-called patent trolls. Grassley at a hearing Wednesday brought up several reforms to the litigation system that advocates have called for, ...

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Senator Hatch: It's Time to Kill Patent Trolls for Good
Wired
Enacting legislation on any topic is a major undertaking, and the added complexities inherent in patent law make passing patent reforms especially challenging. Crucially, we will probably have only one chance to do so for a long while, so whatever we ...

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Why Congress Needs to Pass the Innovation Act This Time
blogs.hbr.org (blog)
Looking at the current calls for patent law reform, are we in the same state of readiness? Our patent system, designed to protect inventors by granting them limited-term monopolies over their innovations, has over the last twenty years largely ...

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Bill would weaken patent system
Albuquerque Journal
But, we respectfully oppose adding further comprehensive revisions to patent law we believe will significantly weaken the ability of inventors, universities and small companies to protect and enforce their patents and, thus, impede our efforts to ...

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Patent law firms look to tap demand from startups
Economic Times
A Mumbai-based patent law firm Khurana & Khurana is set to hold what it believes will be the first initiative of its kind across major cities in the country. "We are initiating free and customised IPR clinics for start-ups that are short of cash and ...

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Intellectual Property Association Seal The Strong Patent Act of 2015 from Senator Coons
Patently-O
Senator Coons is expected to introduce his competing patent reform bill into the Senate this week under the title Strong Patents Act. As the name suggests, these provisions here tend to strongly favor patent holders. With his usual understated tone ...

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Has patent reform really hurt the patent trolls?
InsideCounsel
The dramatic rise in lawsuits brought by non-practicing entities (NPEs) — sometimes pejoratively called patent trolls — in the past few years has spurred systemic changes to the patent law system. From Congress to state legislatures, from the Supreme ...

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EFF Tells the Supreme Court that Patent Law Shouldn't Reward Ambiguity
EFF
The issue of what it means to “induce infringement” is a complex, esoteric area of patent law. Generally, inducement liability is where the person accused of infringement didn't actually carry out infringing acts herself, but instead encouraged other ...

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Universities Response to Patent “Reform” Legislation
The National Law Review
On February 24, a letter sent by the Association of American Universities, signed by 145 universities, to Senators Grassley and Leahy and Representatives Goodlatte and Conyers, objected to parts of legislation such as “The Innovation Act, H.R. 9 ...

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Apple Told by Jury to Pay $532.9 Million in Patent Trial
Bloomberg
Last year, the same appeals court, which specializes in patent law, rejected the way damages were calculated in a $368.2 million decision won by Virnetx Holding Corp. and ordered a review under rules that will mean a lower payout. The VirnetX decision ...

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