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.

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.