Posts Tagged ‘patent reform’

Congressional Members Discuss Net Neutrality, Privacy and Spectrum at CCIA Meeting

Congress, FCC, Net Neutrality, Patents, Privacy, Spectrum, Wireless May 5th, 2011

WASHINGTON May 5, 2011- At the Washington Caucus meeting of the Computer and Communications Industry Association Wednesday, Congressional leaders presented their views on preserving the Open Internet, expanding patent reform, ensuring consumer privacy online and the need for spectrum reform.

Patent Reform Passes Senate; Bill Headed to House

Congress, House of Representatives, Intellectual Property, Patents, Senate March 8th, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 – The Senate passed a bill Tuesday evening that would significantly reform the U.S. patent system for the first time in nearly 60 years. The bill will now go to the House for consideration.

The Senate passed the America Invents Act – formerly the Patent Reform Act of 2011 – by an overwhelming majority of 95-5. Congress has failed to pass comprehensive patent reform in each of the last four Congresses.

Senate Moves to Final Vote on Patent Reform

Congress, Intellectual Property, Patents March 8th, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 – The Senate voted Monday to end debate and may move to a final vote as early as Tuesday on a bill that would overhaul the nation’s patent system for the first time in nearly 60 years.

Obama Administration Officials Push Patent Reform As Senate Continues Debate

Intellectual Property March 1st, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 — Top Obama administration officials moved to assuage American inventors’ fears Tuesday that a fundamental change being sought in the nation’s patent system won’t put them at a disadvantage .

Senate Opens Debate on Patent Reform

Congress, Intellectual Property, Patents March 1st, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 – The Senate moved a step closer to the first major overhaul to the patent system in nearly 60 years when it introduced a bill to the floor on Monday.

Study: Patents Not A Top Priority At Software and Internet Start-Ups

Patents June 28th, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2010 – Patents are deemed by executives at software and internet start-ups as the least important way of boosting competitive advantage, according to a forthcoming survey of more than a thousand companies by the University of California’s Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.

Office of Science and Technology Policy Official Calls for Patent Reform at Wireless Event

Wireless November 2nd, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 2, 2009 – A top technology advisor to President Obama said Monday that the administration was committed to reforming and streamlining the patent system as a way to foster innovation. Speaking at an event on wireless innovation, White House Office of Science and Technology Deputy Director Tom Kalil addressed innovation across the economy, and particularly at the university, industry and K-12 educational levels.

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