CCIA Sends Letter to Congress Urging the Passage of Comprehensive Patent Reform

With just a couple lines at last month’s State of the Union Address, President Obama provided some crucial momentum for patent reform.  Obama stressed that jobs start from the bottom up, when workers tap into their entrepreneurial spirit and transform big ideas into real action. This is a simple formula: innovation = jobs.  The problem is…

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iPad: Doesn’t Support Flash, Multitasking; But Supports Patent Lawyers

On January 28, the day after Apple announced its highly-anticipated iPad product to the world, a company called Intellect Wireless sued Apple in the Northern District of Illinois, seeking nearly $10 million dollars in damages for infringement of its patents (Case No. 1:2010cv00586). In less than two years, Intellect Wireless has sued almost every single…

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Series on Venue Shopping and the Eastern District of Texas Part 3

Plaintiff-hungry lawyers Gobble Up Eastern District of Texas Patent CasesAs we’ve talked about, there are a few significant reasons why cases are so often taken to Marshall, such as plaintiff-friendly juries, the “rocket docket” and plaintiff-hungry lawyers. As a conclusion to this series, today we’ll just focus on why Marshall is so attractive to plaintiff-hungry…

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Patent Reform is Crucial to Obama’s Global Competition and Innovation Agenda

During last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama spoke of the need to maintain the nation’s competitive position in the world and to encourage innovation. While we wholeheartedly agree with the President’s focus on competition and innovation, unfortunately our outdated patent laws inhibit the innovation they’re supposed to promote – especially in the…

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Patent Reform is Crucial to Obama's Global Competition and Innovation Agenda

During last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama spoke of the need to maintain the nation’s competitive position in the world and to encourage innovation. While we wholeheartedly agree with the President’s focus on competition and innovation, unfortunately our outdated patent laws inhibit the innovation they’re supposed to promote – especially in the…

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