Supreme Court Gold Plates Low-Quality Patents

Today the Supreme Court upheld the Federal Circuit’s protective view of low-quality patents in Microsoft v. i4i.  Despite the limited review at the Patent and Trademark Office, the Court affirmed that once granted, a patent can only be invalidated by “clear and convincing evidence,” a strong presumption of validity that is especially helpful for marginal…

CCIA Applauds PTO’s Economic Research Agenda

The Computer & Communications Industry Association applauds the economic research agenda outlined Tuesday by Under Secretary for Intellectual Property David Kappos, the featured speaker at the annual conference on Innovation Policy and the Economy hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research. CCIA also applauds the appointment of Stuart Graham, a professor at Georgia Tech…