Silicon Valley gets a patent office — but who will work there?

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.

Patent reform is coming: Who should care

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.