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White House Follows-Up on Patent Reform/Obama’s Call to Action

Following up on President Obama’s State of the Union Address, the White House recently announced plans to put patent reform i...
Following up on President Obama’s State of the Union Address, the White House recently announced plans to put patent reform into gear. Not only do plans include helping busine… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/white-house-follows-patent-reformobamas-call-action/

Innovation Act Fast-Tracked to Fight Patent Trolls

The Innovation Act, first introduced on October 23rd of this year, is being fast tracked for approval.  Just two days ag...
The Innovation Act, first introduced on October 23rd of this year, is being fast tracked for approval. Just two days ago the House Judiciary Committee voted 33-5 to send the bill… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/innovation-act-fast-tracked-fight-patent-trolls/

White House Stands Up in the Fight Against Patent Trolls

The Obama Administration announced plans on Tuesday to take executive action in the fight against patent trolls.  In rec...
The Obama Administration announced plans on Tuesday to take executive action in the fight against patent trolls. In recent years, litigation involving Non-Practicing Entities has… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/white-house-stands-fight-against-patent-trolls/

Patent Quality Improvement Act Fights NPE's Alongside SHIELD

Senator Chuck Schumer recently presented a new bill to help stomp out patent trolls.  The new legislation is called the ...
Senator Chuck Schumer recently presented a new bill to help stomp out patent trolls. The new legislation is called the Patent Quality Improvement Act, and would amend the 2011 AI… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/patent-quality-improvement-act-fights-npes-alongside-shield/

U.S. Patent System is Officially First-to-File

Saturday, March 16th, marked an important day in patent history as the U.S. made the switch from a first-to-invent to a first...
Saturday, March 16th, marked an important day in patent history as the U.S. made the switch from a first-to-invent to a first-to-file system. The new law is just one of several p… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/us-patent-system-officially-first-file/

Patent Trolls Target Small Business & Startups

Over the years, patent assertion entities (more commonly referred to as “Trolls”) have made a scene in the industry, earning ...
Over the years, patent assertion entities (more commonly referred to as “Trolls”) have made a scene in the industry, earning millions of dollars from their threatening lawsuits ag… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/patent-trolls-target-small-business-startups/

H.R. 6621 Bill Introduction Causes Controversy

On November 30th, Congressman Lamar Smith introduced the bill H.R. 6621 to “correct and improve certain provisions of the Lea...
On November 30th, Congressman Lamar Smith introduced the bill H.R. 6621 to “correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United Stat… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/hr-6621-bill-introduction-causes-controversy/

USPTO Publishes Performance and Accountability Report 2012

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has released its 2012 Performance and Accountability Report.  Taking a loo...
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has released its 2012 Performance and Accountability Report. Taking a look back at the fiscal year, this annual report charts the pr… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/uspto-publishes-performance-and-accountability-report-2012/

USPTO Continues Pro Bono Program Expansion

The UPSTO recently announced the start of two new pro bono patent programs to be launched in D.C. and California in cooperati...
The UPSTO recently announced the start of two new pro bono patent programs to be launched in D.C. and California in cooperation with the Federal Circuit Bar Association and the Ca… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/uspto-continues-pro-bono-program-expansion/

Study on Patent Trolls & the Economy - "Patent Wars Are Death"

Patent Trolls continue to stir up controversy, earning millions of dollars from their threatening lawsuits against innovative...
Patent Trolls continue to stir up controversy, earning millions of dollars from their threatening lawsuits against innovative companies. Professionally referred to as non-practic… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/study-patent-trolls-economy-patent-wars-are-death/

Kappos Reflects on 2011 - A Successful Year for Patents

In his public blog for the USPTO, David Kappos takes a look back at the accomplishments of 2011.  Having had a 5% increa...
In his public blog for the USPTO, David Kappos takes a look back at the accomplishments of 2011. Having had a 5% increase in patent applications over the past year, the USPTO sti… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/kappos-reflects-2011-successful-year-patents/

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