CCIA Welcomes Bipartisan Patent Bill That Would Update PTO Procedures, Promote Fairness In Patent Appeals Process

Washington – Senators Cornyn, Leahy, and Tillis have introduced the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Reform Act of 2022 today.  Current USPTO guidance allows the PTAB to refuse to examine the validity of challenged patents, even if the patent is clearly invalid. This bi-partisan legislation would ensure that meritorious challenges to the validity of…

Senate Considers Troubling Expansion of National Security Letter Authority

Washington -The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is currently reviewing various amendments in anticipation of its Thursday markup of the Email Privacy Act, which won unanimous passage from the House of Representatives earlier this year. One of the proposed amendments offered by Senator John Cornyn purports to “improve the provisions relating to the privacy of electronic…

Senate Commerce Committee Passes MOBILE NOW Act

Washington — The Senate Commerce Committee approved the MOBILE NOW Act Thursday, adopting multiple amendments from Senators on the committee.  The bill, co-sponsored by Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL), seeks to boost the development of 5G by promoting more spectrum for commercial use and streamlining wireless network deployment.  …