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…

by | Jun 1, 2017

When it comes to the area of patent law, the Trump touch is desperately needed. No living politician has shown a better capacity to cut through the rationalizations of Leftists, legalistic regulators, and special interests to find a solution that…

by | May 18, 2017

With healthcare reform now back on the docket in the U.S. Senate, liberals are crying bloody murder over the purely hypothetical costs to the insured that exist entirely in their heads. But they’re not wrong about one thing: healthcare is…

by | Apr 26, 2017

Defense of today’s patent system can be a difficult job. At its best, the system can encourage innovation, protect the sacred rights of inventors, and do it highly effectively. At its worst, it falls prey to loopholes and day-to-day issues…

by | Jan 23, 2017

This past Friday, some little-noticed good news came from the infant Trump administration: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) director Michelle Lee will be staying on under the new president. It was a move that, similarly to President Trump’s decision…

by | Dec 15, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s recent crowning as Person of the Year by Time was perhaps the least surprising choice for that pick in decades. But that doesn’t mean there was nothing interesting in the magazine’s profile of the newly elected commander-in-chief….

by | Aug 19, 2016

For proponents of patent reform, 2016 has so far been decidedly a mixed bag. Election years are rarely good turf for major legislative accomplishments, simply because the amount of debate and deliberation required to pass such things is quite out…

by | Jul 14, 2016

Enemies of patent reform have a hard time making up their mind about the court system. On the one hand, their supposedly “conservative” allies claim that the court system is a better place to pursue reform of the patent system,…

by | Jul 11, 2016

Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump is fond of impugning the character of companies that move overseas to China. However, recent news suggest that some companies may be about to leave whose backs the United States should be very happy to…

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