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On November 14, 2013, the Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC) and King & Spalding co-hosted a thought leadership event focused on abusive patent litigation and its effect on U.S. innovation. The Capitol Hill event...more
Just in time for Halloween, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has introduced yet another piece of legislation to combat the perceived "patent troll" problem. The Patent Litigation Integrity Act (S. 1612) is aimed at shifting the...more
Earlier today, the House Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing to discuss the Innovation Act (H.R. 3309), a bill that was introduced last week by the Chairman of the Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA). The Committee...more
Since last Tuesday, October 1, 2013, the government shutdown has forced several U.S. governmental agencies to reduce operations and furlough employees. This has not been the case for the United States Patent and Trademark...more
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia has released a second discussion draft of legislation intended to restrict litigation brought by non-practicing entities (NPEs).
In June 2013, the White...more
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The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is expected to hold a confirmation hearing on Republican Michael O’Reilly’s nomination to serve as a...more
In a June 18, 2013, panel discussion titled “Trolls, Traders, and Wizards – Understanding the Market for Innovation,” the impact of the recently implemented America Invents Act (AIA), as well as the prospects for even more...more
After three years at the helm of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Chairman Jon Leibowitz stepped down. Without a doubt Chairman Leibowitz has been a visible and relentless advocate for restricting pay-for-day or reverse...more
In This Issue:
- 01 United States Continues To Make Progress At The U.S. - China Strategic And Economic Dialogue
- 02 New U.S. Model Treaty Text To Promote Bilateral Investments With Emerging Economies
In This Issue:
- The America Invents Act
- NPR's This American Life Takes on the Patent System
- Hey! You Stole the Invention I paid You to Invent!
Excerpt from The America Invents...more
The Lanham Act prevents applicants from registering any of a number of words and devices as marks, including immoral or scandalous matter and flags or coats of arms. In terms of the latter exclusion, such a prohibition makes...more
In This Issue:
1 On the Brink of Change — Congress Passes Patent Reform
1 ICANN’s Proposal for New Generic Top Level Domain Names
8 The Supreme Court Review of the Federal Circuit: Recent Decisions with Varying...more
Fashion Designers are often irritated when their designs have been critically acclaimed on the runway, but do not achieve retail success. Similarly, proponents of the proposed Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Act and...more
On November 30, 2010, the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate unanimously passed the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Act (“IDPPA”) (S. 3728), which was introduced by Senator Charles Schumer (NY) on August...more
On August 6, 2010 Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), introduced a bill entitled the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act ("IDPPPA") (S. 3728), which represents a compromise between the American Apparel &...more
In the past 15 years, Congress has enacted two versions of a federal trademark dilution law. These laws have been passed in response to lobbying by brand owners to provide broader protection for famous trademarks beyond that...more