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Commonwealth Club to honor former US tech officer

Science – Long article from EBAR Feb 23: The kinds of topics that Smith worked on included copyright, big data, privacy, patent reform, and open government, she said.At the time she accepted the job, President Barack Obama (archive: Jewel_Samba_AFP) said in… (more…)

Head of US Patent Office Michelle Lee will remain under President Trump

Arstechnica Jan 20: Ex-Google lawyer who supported Obama-era patent reform proposals will stay. (more…)

Thinkers & Doers: March 6, 2015

Long article from Uchastings Jan 6: The More on Why We Need Patent Reform: (more…)

Feldman and Lemley: Licensing from Patent Demands Generally Does Not Lead to New Innovation

Uchastings Jan 6: “The study underscores the need for comprehensive patent reform,” Feldman concludes. (more…)

The Latest Academic Scholarship from UC Hastings Faculty

Long article from Uchastings Jan 6: On December 6, Professor Robin Feldman gave a talk entitled “An Empirical Analysis of Patent Monetization Entities in U.S. Litigation” at a conference on Patent Reform: (more…)

Thinkers & Doers: Feb. 19, 2014

Uchastings Jan 5: Additionally, Feldman’s work and her impact on patent reform was featured in Corporate Counsel magazine. (more…)

Catch up on last season’s Ars Technica Live with our podcast!

Arstechnica Dec 29: Ars editors Joe Mullin and Dan Goodin pitched in, too, bringing their expertise to discussions of patent reform and security. (more…)

The Patent Case of the Decade Could End Most Patent Troll Litigation in Eastern Texas Courts against Apple & others

Patentlyapple Dec 16: And if the court does do something about patent forum shopping it will eliminate the need for patent reform in Congress,” said Stanford Law School professor Mark Lemley.” (more…)

WiLAN's (WILN) CEO Jim Skippen on Q2 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Finance and culture – Seekingalpha has a long article Jul 28: Jim another question for you, I’m not asking to wait into the U.S. political landscape here, but I would love your view on some of the patent reform changes proposed, Hillary Clinton’s made some discussion about in her platform. (more…)

Venue Challenges Part 2

Patentlyo Jul 15: While law professors call for venue patent reform , the TC Heartland venue and personal jurisdiction challenge appears to still have legs. (more…)

It’s China meets East Texas, as Huawei files patent lawsuit against T-Mobile

Arstechnica Jul 10: The venue has been singled out by patent reform advocates who say the rules followed there are particularly unfair for defendants. (more…)

Clinton releases her patent to-do list, but it’s on the Hill where the reform agenda will be driven 30 Jun 16

Long article from Iam-Media Jun 30: That might be true, but as the almost three years of debate in the current round of patent reform have shown, consensus in some areas has not led to any new legislation reaching the President’s desk. (more…)

No One Seems Happy with Follow-on Biologics According to the FTC

Patentdocs has a long article Jun 29: As many patent practitioners did a few years ago when the FTC issued a report on patent reform, many in the biotech and pharma community, generics companies, and Congress are asking “What is the FTC camel’s nose doing in our tent?” (more…)

Hillary Clinton unveils tech agenda

Politics and finance – Eastbaytimes Jun 29: The former secretary of state also expressed support for other issues near and dear to tech’s heart, including net neutrality and patent reform. (more…)

Clinton pledges broadband access for all households by 2020

Culture – Thehill Jun 28: …items likely to please the mainstream tech community, including calling for the protection of cross-border data flows, efforts to change aspects of the immigration system for high-skilled workers and supporting patent reform. (more…)