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What Would Meaningful Patent Reform Include?

Wealth of Ideas Newsletter, April 2014

Meet the Bad Boys of Trade Secret Theft!

Wealth of Ideas Newsletter, March 2014

Every business that develops a new technology has to consider applying for a patent for its invention, or taking the trade secret route. Most famously, Dr. John Pemberton decided back in 1886 to keep the formula for Coca-Cola a trade secret, a decision that has served Coca-Cola stockholders well for over 100 years.

AIPR Leads the Battle to Defeat Anti-Patent Litigation

Wealth of Ideas Newsletter, February 2014

Last year, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act. Despite its attractive title, the bill has nothing to do with innovation. It is legislation crafted by “Big Tech” – the most blatant infringers of patents – that is designed to make it more expensive and riskier for patentees to assert their intellectual property rights by making the losing party to patent litigation pay the legal costs of the winner.

2013: The Year in IP

Wealth of Ideas Newsletter, January 2014

Although 2013 wasn’t chock-full of huge headlines in the IP world like 2011 was - the year that the America Invents Act passed - there were still some noteworthy events last year:

A Unified Patent Court for the European Union

H.R. 3309, the “Innovation Act,” Passes in the House, but the Bill Has Nothing to Do with Innovation!

Wealth of Ideas newsletter, December 2013

Congratulations are in order for the lobbyists for the Big Tech Corporations. They have once again pushed through the House of Representatives what appears to be patent reform legislation, but is actually a bill that makes it harder to enforce U.S. Patents, makes America less competitive in an increasingly competitive global marketplace, and is a job killer!

Newest Patent Troll Goes After Google

Wealth of Ideas Newsletter, November 2013

Over two years ago, a bankrupt Nortel Networks auctioned off its IP – and a bidding frenzy ensued. Google’s bidding went as high as $4.4 billion, but a group of Big Tech companies calling itself “Rockstar Bidco” won the IP with its bid of $4.5 billion.

Google – justifiably nervous about what over 6,000 patents in the hands of its biggest rivals would mean for the Android OS and manufacturers of Android devices – spent $12.5 billion to acquire Motorola Mobility and its IP. And then the IP world waited.

American Innovation Is in Jeopardy!

By Alec Schibanoff, Executive Director of American Innovators for Patent Reform | Wealth of Ideas Newsletter, October 2013

When the Founding Fathers included the Patent and Copyright Clause in the original U.S. Constitution, they could never have imagined in the 18th Century what would happen to patents in 21st Century America!

Be Careful What You Wish For

By Dan Leckrone, Chairman and Founder of The TPL Group | Wealth of Ideas Newsletter, September 2013

Battle of the Bans

Wealth of Ideas Newsletter, August 2013

After Samsung secured an exclusion order from the International Trade Commission (ITC) in June that banned certain versions of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3 and iPad 2 from being imported into the U.S., the Obama Administration had a period to review the ruling and decide whether to veto it or let it stand.

Supreme Court Decides Human Genes Aren’t Patentable

Wealth of Ideas Newsletter, July 2013

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. The Court ruled that naturally occurring human genes aren’t patentable, because the genes isolated from the surrounding genetic material are identical to the genes that occur in nature.