News and Commentary
Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property convened a hearing titled Innovation in America: How Congress Can Make Our Patent System STRONGER, focusing on the STRONGER patents act. The witnesses testifying before the committee were evenly split on the bill.
This article exposes some of the potential abuses opened up by the CASE Act. To combat some small infringement claims, this act would create a quasi-judicial body within the legislative branch, all while punishing people with disproportionate penalties.
Bloomberg summarizes the Chinese responses to American trade demands. While China has announced some new IP initiatives, they still come up short on many international standards.
Patenting genetically modified crops endangers the livelihoods of farmers in the developing world. Often, these farmers can not control what seeds blow onto their fields.
Dennis Crouch of Patently-O breaks down two recent patent cases: 1) the federal circuit court finds that commercial success is unrelated inventiveness and 2) Texas must pursue an infringement suit in another state’s court.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently received a bogus accusation of copyright infringement. Their reply is a master class in how to respond.
Disney just patented the use of scents in amusement park rides.
Members of Congress sent an open letter to Google probing the company’s provision of copyright protection for small creators.
A new article from the American Economic Association reviews the role of patent reform in strategies to promote innovation and growth.
New research from the NBER explores the structure of generic drug markets. As drugs age, they tend to attract more competitors.