Posts Tagged ‘Coalition for Patent Fairness’

Patent Reform Coalition Calls for the End of Fee Diversion

Congress, Intellectual Property, Patents June 13th, 2011

WASHINGTON June 13, 2011 – The Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform, the Coalition for Patent Fairness, the Innovation Alliance along with a group of universities sent a joint letter to Congress Monday recommending that any patent reform legislation end the diversion of user fees from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

In early March, the Senate passed the Patent Reform Act of 2011. The America Invents Act, a House companion to the Senate bill, is currently up for debate in the lower house. The bills would update many of the operations of the USPTO.

Patent Reform: First-To-File Provision Survives California Challenge

Intellectual Property, Patents March 4th, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2011 — The U.S. Senate on Thursday rebuffed an effort by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. that would have eviscerated the current push to switch the United States’ method of awarding patents to one that is in line with the rest of the world’s.

Patent Reform Bill Flies Through Senate Judiciary Despite Tech Community Split

Intellectual Property, Patents February 4th, 2011

WASHINGTON, February 4, 2011 — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously approved a patent reform package despite a sharp division of opinion about it among the biggest names in the technology industry.

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