Alexander Poltorak, the Founder and Chairman of American Innovators for Patent Reform as well as Chairman and CEO of General Patent Corporation, wrote a letter to the editor in response to an op-ed piece by Senator Chuck Schumer. Dr. Poltorak's letter explains why the focus on patent trolls is misdirected. ("Inventors, Trolls, Patents and Improving the System" Wall Street Journal − June 26, 2013)
Reclusive author Harper Lee, who penned To Kill a Mockingbird - her only novel - back in 1960, is in the news for the first time in years. The reason: She is suing her literary agent for copyright infringement.
More specifically, the 87-year-old Lee is suing Samuel Pinkus, the son-in-law of her longtime agent Eugene Winick, for tricking her into signing over the copyright to her famous novel back in 2007.
June 7, 2013 - Just in time to avoid a trial that was scheduled to begin in one week in a Texas federal court, TiVo settled its patent litigation with Cisco, Motorola Mobility and Time Warner. Under the settlement, TiVo will receive a lump-sum payment of $490 million from Google and Cisco, with Cisco being responsible for $294 million of that sum.
June 5, 2013 - The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that some of Apple's older devices that work on the AT&T Wireless network, including the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPad 2 3G, infringe a Samsung patent. As a result of that ruling, the ITC issued an order to ban the sale of some older Apple devices in the U.S.