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Patent Troll Watch - States Are Pushing Patent Trolls Away from the Legal Line

Oregon introduces bill to make improper patent license demands a violation of its unlawful trade practices law - In February 2014, Senate Bill 1540 was filed, which would make patent trolling a violation of the...more

House Subcommittee Approved TROL Act Defining Bad Faith Communications Made During Patent Assertion as Unfair or Deceptive...

The House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade considered and approved the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act of 2014 (“TROL Act”) with a 13-6 vote. The purpose of the TROL Act...more

Turning The Tide on “Trolls”

When a non-practicing entity (NPE) accused 16,000 small businesses of violating its patent by merely emailing scanned documents, the New York attorney general cracked down, forcing a settlement. Then the FTC threatened to sue...more

Proposed Legislation Seeks to Limit Patent Trolls’ Access to ITC Investigations

On Thursday, May 29, 2014, U.S. Congressmen Blake Farenthold (R-TX) and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) introduced legislation aimed at reducing the ability of patent trolls to initiate ITC investigations....more

Bad Times for Patent Trolls: What the Government Is Doing to Protect Small Businesses

Patent assertion entities—‘‘PAEs’’ or, if you are in a bad mood, ‘‘patent trolls’’—have been around in one form or another for decades. In the past few years, however, their ranks have grown. According to a U.S. Government...more

Update on Anti-Patent-Troll Laws

Yesterday draft “anti-patent-troll” legislation was put forward in Washington. This is part of a ground swell of opposition to illegitimate patent demand letters from so-called patent assertion entities (PAEs), or “patent...more

Senate Legislation Update -- The Commerce Committee Gets in the Act

Last Thursday, Sen. McCaskill, along with Sen. Rockefeller, introduced the "Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act" (S. 2049). Of course, several other bills are currently pending in the Senate that have been introduced by...more

US China Trade War – Default Dangers, Trans Pacific Partnership In Jeopardy, Trade, Customs Antitrust And Securities

There have been some major developments in litigation, including dangers of default judgments, trade, Solar Cells, Chinese Antidumping, patents, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas. January was a very important...more

"Intellectual Property and Technology: Patent Issues to Watch in 2014"

With key provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) taking effect and a host of controversial U.S. Supreme Court decisions, 2013 was another active year for intellectual property law. Big cases and big changes will continue...more

Capital Thinking: Technology and Communications

Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing On Patent Demand Letters - Last Thursday, November 7, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing titled “Demand Letters and Consumer Protection:...more

New ITC Commissioner Sworn In

Commissioner Kieff will work to determine the effects of U.S. intellectual property rights violations on U.S. industry. On October 18, after nomination by President Barack Obama and confirmation by the U.S. Senate in...more

"White House Addresses Frivolous Patent Litigation"

On June 4, 2013, the White House announced a set of executive actions and legislative recommendations to address the issue of frivolous litigation brought by companies that assert patents without also manufacturing a product...more

Will FTC Chairman Leibowitz’s Departure Change The Enforcement Landscape?

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

La Governance della Spesa Farmaceutica H

Quadro macrofinanziario Analisi della normativa e dell'impianto regolatorio Proposte di riforma Aggiornato a Dicembre 2012...more

Pricing e governance della spesa farmaceutica pubblica - Alcune proposte per una riforma organica che abbracci tutta la filiera

Fabio Pammolli e Nicola C. Salerno descrivono una proposta di rinnovamento complessivo della governance della spesa farmaceutica pubblica, con riferimento sia alla fascia "A" che alla fascia "H". I punti principali della...more

Chamber of Commerce v. Servin, et al.

Memorandum of Amicus Curiae Public Citizen in Support of Dismissal of the Trademark and Unfair Competition Claims

EFF and Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, are defending the Yes Men and other activists in a lawsuit filed against them by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over political criticism of the Chamber's stance on climate change...more

Advertising Law - November 20, 2009

In This Issue: *Countdown to New FTC Endorsement and Testimonial Guides *Kellogg Discontinues Antioxidant Claim for Cereals *Facebook Awarded $711 Million Fine Against Spam King *Bill Would Require ISPs to Block...more

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