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by | Dec 24, 2018

The debate over patent reform, both in Congress, and in Washington proper, has reached a stalemate. Everyone on all sides seems to agree that the patent system is a great treasure of American constitutional law, and that a patent granted…

by | Dec 6, 2018

Patents are one of the most miraculous legal inventions of the modern age: with a stroke of a pen, an idea that can save lives, or move mountains, can become a source of prosperity not just for the world, but…

by | Oct 29, 2018

Picture eastern Texas, and your mind may conjure up images of cattle ranchers, chicken fried steaks, or maybe even a select few country artists. But if you ask people who work in the realm of patent policy, the images evoked…

by | Feb 27, 2018

President Trump came into office promising not merely to make America great again, but to take on all incumbent powers that stood in his way. As anyone who observed candidate Trump heard him say from the stump, this president would…

by | Nov 20, 2017

Innovation in the current Congress is practically a dirty word, as almost nothing encouraging it has made it past both houses. Most notably of all, the Innovation Act has been stalled in the House for years, despite massive bipartisan support…

by | Oct 19, 2017

As anyone who’s followed the long-standing battle to fix America’s patent system and cut off abuses by bottom-feeding legal parasites and abusive monopolists will tell you, the list of excuses for our broken system offered by those people is seemingly…

by | Oct 12, 2017

America’s pharmaceutical industry has a problem, and that problem is the rule of law. One can draw no other conclusion, based on the industry’s recent actions. I refer specifically to the pharmaceutical company Allergan’s recent optically baffling attempt to outright…

by | Sep 18, 2017

Here’s a simple question for you: If, every time you faced a particular court, it found against you either unanimously or close to it, would you not do anything possible to avoid that court? To most people, the answer to…

by | Sep 14, 2017

President Donald Trump’s recent decision to investigate China’s theft of American intellectual property (IP) is as good a sign as any that “America First” was more than just a campaign slogan. And when it comes to intellectual property theft, the…

by | Jul 25, 2017

When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the landmark case TC Heartland v. Kraft earlier this year, patent reform advocates breathed a sigh of relief. Here, at last, was the unanimous smackdown that would put an end to venue shopping…

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