Items tagged "Patent Trolls"
Public Knowledge Applauds Supreme Court Decision Affirming Patent OfficeJune 20, 2016 Patent Reform , Patent Trolls , Patents , USPTO
Today, the Supreme Court announced its decision in the case Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee, affirming the United States Patent and Trademark Office over two challenges to the agency’s post-grant procedure for reviewing patents, called inter partes review. Public Knowledge filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the USPTO in this case.Read More
Public Knowledge Applauds International Trade Commission Patent Reform BillMarch 22, 2016 ITC , Patent Reform , Patent Trolls , Patents
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.Read More
Newegg Defeats a Patent Troll in Battle Royale over Encryption TechnologiesJuly 27, 2015 Patent Reform , Patent Trolls
Online electronics retailer Newegg is having a sale tomorrow to celebrate its victory in its patent lawsuit against TQP Development. I’ll let other articles explain the background of the case, but the basics are that Newegg was sued by TQP, whom Newegg calls a “patent troll,” over several patents on encryption technologies. Last week the judge finally declared those patents invalid.Read More