Jeffri Kaminski

Jeffri Kaminski

Venable LLP

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Patent Reform: It's Alive!

When Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced on May 21 that he was pulling patent reform off the agenda of the Senate Judiciary Committee, commentators were quick to pass judgment: "Patent reform is dead." These reform...more

6/27/2014 - Demand Letter Legislative Agendas Non-Practicing Entities Patent Assertion Entities Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patent Trolls Patents Proposed Legislation

IP Buzz - May 2014

In this issue: - Octane and Highmark: Supreme Court Decisions Give District Courts Greater Discretion to Award Fees - The USPTO Grants Two Patents Claiming Diagnostic Methods Post the Supreme Court's Mayo v....more

6/5/2014 - Allcare Health Managment Attorney's Fees Diagnostic Method Highmark Highmark v. Allcare Laches Mayo v. Prometheus Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patents SCOTUS USPTO

Advertising News & Analysis - January 9, 2014

In this issue: - Will Consumers, or Plaintiffs, Cheer GMO-Free Cheerios? - "Patent Troll" Reform Bills Moving through Congress - Holiday Discounts: When Pricing Laws Attack - CFPB Examines...more

1/13/2014 - Advertising CFPB Food Labeling GMO Patent Reform Patent Trolls Patents

Patent Reform Bill Progresses through the House

The steady rise in patent litigation in the United States has captured the attention of Congress, which currently has several bills regarding patent reform active in various stages of the legislative process. On December 5,...more

12/20/2013 - Innovation Act Non-Practicing Entities Patent Assertion Entities Patent Reform Patent Trolls Patents Proposed Legislation

IP Buzz - May 2013

In this issue: - Software Patents Put to the Test – a Bad Sign for Trolls? - Sowing the Seeds of Patent Infringement - FTC vs. POM Wonderful: Trench Warfare - Anything You Can Clean, I Can Clean...more

6/5/2013 - FTC Infringement Patent Applications Patent Trolls Patents POM Wonderful Software

Software Patents Put to the Test – a Bad Sign for Trolls?

One of the challenges presented by software patents, which are commonly asserted by so-called patent assertion entities (aka, patent trolls), is determining what the patent covers. Often the invention is described in vague...more

6/3/2013 - Advertising Google Patent Applications Patent Trolls Patents Software Vagueness

IP Buzz - January 2013

In this issue: - The Patent-Antitrust Interface: Are There Any No-No's Today? - The U.S. First-to-File Patent System Takes Effect March 16, 2013 - An Overview of the Key Substantive Changes Implemented by...more

1/31/2013 - America Invents Act First-to-File Patent Reform Patent Term Adjustment Patents

How Do You Solve a Problem Like PAEs?

Policy makers in Washington, DC have been hearing about the problems created by patent assertion entities – PAEs or, to some, “patent trolls” – from a number of quarters over the past few years. PAEs are generally entities...more

1/17/2013 - Competition FTC Innovation License Agreements Patent Assertion Entities Patent Trolls Patents

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