Patent Prosecution by the Numbers – USPTO v. EPO

A January 7 article posted on the Intellectual Asset Management website alerted readers to a shortage of patent attorneys authorized to prosecute patents before the European Patent Office (EPO).  The EPO is an organization that provides streamlined search and examination functions on behalf of the patent offices of the individual member countries.  For example, an applicant seeking patent protection…

Welcome

Welcome to the Innovation Policy Post, CCIA’s forum for news and debate about intellectual property issues. We will use this blog to share our thoughts, and get yours, on patent and copyright law. We’ll also highlight abuses of those laws that range from ridiculous to damaging and illustrate the need for patent reform and 21st-century…

If Not Balanced IP Can Do More Harm Than Good To Innovation

Washington – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce held its Intellectual Property Summit today that included a barrage of questionable numbers about “piracy” losses from the entertainment industry that cast IP theft as the most dangerous threat to our economy. Sadly, no statistics were offered on the cost of frivolous IP lawsuits or the economic contributions…