Patent reform failed in 2011, in part because not enough people understood the patent troll problem. A new video that provides a crisp cartoon summary could help change that.
Microsoft and its allies delivered a big blow to a plan to fix the software patent mess. Here’s an account of what happened and why forces in the Senate could still bring real reform.
Patent trolls are plundering the economy like never before — even though a 2011 law was supposed to stop this. Now, Congress is trying again, and it might actually work.
Santa Clara law professor Colleen Chien, who has published research that questions the economic justification for patent trolling, will advise the Obama Administration’s Chief Technology Officer.
Neither public shaming nor calls for reform from the highest level of government has dissuaded Intellectual Ventures from its massive patent lawsuit campaign against businesses large and small.
President Obama offered some tough talk on patent trolls, the parasite shell companies that are taxing the start-up sector. He has the power to fix the problem — it’s time for him to use it.
The US Patent Office announced it’s moving operations closer to America’s innovation centers by opening new satellite offices in Dallas, Denver and San Jose. Here’s a Q&A of what this means and why the new offices may face a staffing shortage.
The Senate votes today on major changes to the U.S. patent system. The America Invents Act of 2011 is expected to pass and to be signed by P…
When Congress returns from its summer recess in early September, it will vote on patent reform legislation that should represent a major overhaul of the United States patent system. It won’t do away with patent trolls or software patents, but it could level the playing field.