Today, Representatives Tony Cárdenas and Blake Farenthold reintroduced the “Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act.” The bill is a targeted patent reform measure dealing specifically with the International Trade Commission, a federal agency tasked with excluding from importation products that infringe U.S. patents or copyrights. The bill strengthens the ITC’s duty to protect the public interest, and prevents abusive litigation by patent assertion entities before the ITC.
Today is the release date of the new Star Wars sequel, and it’s also the due date for some amicus briefs in two big Supreme Court patent cases. And though the famed space opera has not much to do with patent law, the story of these two cases still shares a piece of the drama, the David versus Goliath battles, and the competing stories of power and force.
Last week, Public Knowledge hosted its annual celebration honoring the dedication of those working to represent consumers in Internet protocol, intellectual property and information policy. This year we honored Shari Steele of the Electronic Frontier Foundation for information policy, Rebecca Tushnet of Georgetown Law for intellectual property, and Chip Pickering of COMPTEL for Internet protocol.
On today's podcast, the Summer Intern Series wraps up with Foster Dobry discussing his experience at PK, his summer work on patent reform and retransmission consent, and his awkward visit to the FCC. Host Martyn Griffen says a final farewell to the listeners.
On today's podcast, summer interns Ariel Diamond and Taylor Moore chat with host Martyn Griffen about what got them into the field and their summer at Public Knowledge working on copyright reform, patent reform, spectrum reform, international issues, and more.