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.
Intellectual Property Breakfast Club Today Likely to Focus on Bill Seizing Infringing Web Domains
Broadband Calendar, Copyright, Intellectual Property
October 12th, 2010
WASHINGTON, October 12, 2010 – The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club on Tuesday, focusing on “Finding Solutions to the Problems of Copyright Infringement,” may well focus on S. 3804, the “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act” (COICA), introduced late last month by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.
Will the US and China Share A Similar Model When Attacking IP Pirates Online?
September 29th, 2010
San Francisco, September 29, 2010 — A legislative proposal to allow the US’ top cop to seize the web addresses of sites that authorities deem are dedicated to pirating intellectual property bears a remarkable resemblance to a crackdown currently underway in China against online pirates.
A bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators last week introduced legislation that would enable the U.S. Justice Department to render inaccessible Web sites judged to be dedicated to intellectual property infringement.
Justice Dept Could Shutter Infringing Web Sites With Court Orders Against Domain Name Registrars
September 21st, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21, 2010 — A bipartisan group of 10 US senators on Monday introduced legislation that would enable the US Justice Department to render inaccessible Web sites judged to be dedicated to intellectual property infringement.
The legislation would enable Justice to seek a preliminary injunction against domain name registrars, which would have to suspend access to the domains hosting infringing material, or that are trafficking in infringing material. The legislation would require the US attorney general to notify the federal intellectual property enforcement co-coordinator of the injunctions, and the coordinator would in turn be required to post the names of the suspended sites on a public web site.
Republican Senators Oppose FCC’s Rule Making Reasoning
July 22nd, 2010
WASHINGTON July 22, 2010- A group of seven Republican Senators have introduced a bill which will prevent the Federal Communications Commission from reregulating broadband. The bill will mandate the FCC make market based reforms.
Broadband Competition on Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Agenda
March 25th, 2009
WASHINGTON, March 25, 2009 – Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman Herb Kohl, D-Wis., and tanking member Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, announced that broadband internet competition would be among the major subjects on the agenda for the Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee this Congress.
Microsoft Attorney: Jerry Yang Said Google-Yahoo Merger Would Kill Competition
July 15th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 15 – Yahoo founder Jerry Yang said that if Yahoo and Google agreed to merge, competition in the search engine industry would cease, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Tuesday.