The Alliance of U.S. Startups and Inventors for Jobs (USIJ) released The Importance of an Effective and Reliable Patent System to Investment in Critical Technologies, a report studying recent trends in venture capital investment in patent-intensive industries…. Read More »
Heritage Foundation Report: The Supreme Court or Congress Must Restore Injunctions for Patent Owners
SUMMARY Property rights are essential to a free society and a free market. Courts secure these freedoms, especially the freedom to contract, with injunctions to stop trespasses. Courts recently have eliminated injunctions as remedies for violations of… Read More »
Hudson Institute Report: Saving Functional Claiming: The Mismatch of § 112 Reform in the § 101 Reform Debate
I. INTRODUCTION Patent-eligible subject matter, the doctrine that explains what types of inventions may be patented, is a mess. Over the last decade, the Supreme Court decided four cases that resulted in an unworkable test for patent… Read More »
Heritage Foundation Report: Congress Should Reform Patent Eligibility Doctrine to Preserve the U.S. Innovation Economy
SUMMARY The innovation industries face a judicially created doctrine that permits unbounded judicial decision making in dissecting claims and results in high rates of invalidations of patents. Congress should reassert the primacy of the statutory language… Read More »
America’s long-standing economic prosperity and global technological leadership depend on a strong and vibrant innovation ecosystem. To maximize the nation’s potential, it is critically important that all Americans have the opportunity to innovate, seek patent protection for their… Read More »
Innovators across the globe filed 3.3 million patent applications in 2018, up 5.2% for a ninth straight yearly increase, according to WIPO’s annual World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) report. Global trademark filing activity rose to 14.3 million, while that… Read More »
Innovation Alliance Report: Tilting the Balance – More Than A Decade of Supreme Court Case Law Makes it Harder to Enforce U.S. Patent Rights and Easier to Copy U.S. Innovations – Updated September 2019
The Innovation Alliance today released an updated report detailing how, over the past twelve years, Supreme Court decisions have made it more difficult for patent holders to enforce their patent rights, and as a result, easier for… Read More »
Innovation Alliance Slide Deck: U.S. Position as Leader in Innovation is Under Threat – Updated September 2019
The Innovation Alliance today released an updated slide deck highlighting the U.S.’s position in the global innovation ecosystem. A print-ready PDF version of the Innovation Alliance slide deck is available here.
Federalist Society Regulatory Transparency Project Paper: Will Overzealous Regulators Make Your Smartphone Stupid?
I. Introduction We live in an extraordinary time. No area of our lives is untouched by remarkable innovations in technology. The revolution in digital technology that first began in the mid-twentieth century has changed how we live,… Read More »
Executive Summary “One bite at the apple” is a basic premise of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) established under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Congress intended inter partes review (IPR) as an alternative to district… Read More »