Bar Associations Set to Oppose Changes to CBM Statute

Key CBM Revision Unpopular with Bar Associations One of the more intriguing mechanisms of the America Invents Act (AIA) is the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method (CBM) Patents. To date, these speciailized post grant patent challenges have been pursued in relatively limited numbers as...

Leahy Bill Released, Drops Goodlatte Provision on Scope of CBM Art

Critical Technical Fix to CBM Statute Left out of Leahy Bill Wasting no time…the Senate has quickly introduced a companion bill to H.R. 3309 . The senate bill ( here ), sponsored by Senator Leahy of Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) fame, largely tracks the post grant related provisions...

Recalibrated Patent Reform Bill Unveiled Thursday?

Leahy/Cornyn Compromise Hammered Out? Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee generally considered bill S. 1720 entitled Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013 but held over the matter for this week . It seems there was a bit of a stalemate on the topic of litigation fee shifting and expansion...