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White House Jumps on Growing Patent Reform Bandwagon

White House Suggests Already Existing Initiatives to Congress & USPTO On June 4, a White House press release ( here ) provided 7 "legislative priorities" and 5 executive actions to Congress, the USPTO and other government agencies for the purpose of improving patent quality (i.e...

Congressman Goodlatte Proposes to Codify Obviousness-Type Double Patenting

by Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff As I wrote previously, Congressman Goodlatte (R-Va.) released "a discussion draft " of patent reform legislation on May 23, 2013. Although the stated purpose of the draft legislation is to "address the ever increasing problem of abusive patent litigation...

Congress Considers Helping Patent Trolls?

Not All of the New Patent Reform Ideas are Good Ones A few weeks back House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), released a "discussion draft" of further patent reform ideas . The Draft is a collection of adjustments to the U.S. patent system designed to encourage a dialogue...