CPIP and ITIF Release Innovate4Health Report on Role of IP in Solving Global Health Challenges

This past Tuesday, CPIP and the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) released our joint report: Innovate4Health: How Innovators Are Solving Global Health Challenges. The report details 25 important healthcare innovations that are being created by and for people in the developing world, where some of the most urgent challenges remain. Each of these innovations is … Continue reading “CPIP and ITIF Release Innovate4Health Report on Role of IP in Solving Global Health Challenges”

Department of Justice Recognizes Importance of Reliable Patent Rights in Innovation Economy

It is undeniable that the patent system has been under stress for the past decade, as courts, regulators, and even the Patent Office itself (as the newly confirmed Director Andrei Iancu has acknowledged) have sowed legal uncertainty, weakened patent rights, and even outright eliminated patent rights. This is why a series of recent speeches by … Continue reading “Department of Justice Recognizes Importance of Reliable Patent Rights in Innovation Economy”

The STRONGER Patents Act: The House Receives Its Own Legislation to Protect Our Innovation Economy

Today, Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the Support Technology & Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience (STRONGER) Patents Act of 2018. This important piece of legislation will protect our innovation economy by restoring stable and effective property rights for inventors. This legislation mirrors a bill already introduced in the … Continue reading “The STRONGER Patents Act: The House Receives Its Own Legislation to Protect Our Innovation Economy”

CPIP Founder Adam Mossoff Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of 27 Law Professors in Oil States

CPIP Founder Adam Mossoff filed an amicus brief today on behalf of 27 law professors in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, a patent case pending in the Supreme Court. Oil States is challenging the constitutionality of proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to determine the validity of an issued patent. The challenge … Continue reading “CPIP Founder Adam Mossoff Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of 27 Law Professors in Oil States”

The STRONGER Patents Act: Important Legislation to Protect Our Innovation Economy

Today, Senators Chris Coons, Tom Cotton, Dick Durbin, and Mazie Hirono introduced the Support Technology & Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience (STRONGER) Patents Act of 2017. This important piece of legislation will protect our innovation economy by restoring stable and effective property rights for inventors. First and foremost, the STRONGER Patents Act … Continue reading “The STRONGER Patents Act: Important Legislation to Protect Our Innovation Economy”

CPIP Co-Founder Testifies at House Judiciary Committee Hearing on IP

CPIP co-founder Adam Mossoff testified on June 13 before the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.  He and other witnesses testified about the impact of the Supreme Courts recent decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC on innovators and the possibility of future changes to … Continue reading “CPIP Co-Founder Testifies at House Judiciary Committee Hearing on IP”

The Lawless Body – “Prior Judicial Opinions Did Not Bind the PTAB”

No just and coherent legal system would permit an administrative body to invalidate a property right that a court had previously upheld. Unfortunately, exactly that result was just endorsed by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Novartis AG v Noven Pharm., Inc.  In its April 4 Novartis decision, the Federal Circuit affirmed … Continue reading “The Lawless Body – “Prior Judicial Opinions Did Not Bind the PTAB””

Innovate4Health: Protecting Patients with VanishPoint Retractable Syringes

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. Needlesticks are not just the fear of 4-year-olds receiving their vaccinations; they are also the source of blood-borne infections afflicting millions of healthcare practitioners. When a conventional needle is left exposed after use on a patient, it can accidentally stick another person, … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Protecting Patients with VanishPoint Retractable Syringes”

Lobbyists Continue to Invoke Discredited Junk Science to Push Patent Legislation

It seems no matter how many times the mole gets whacked, it keeps popping back up. The latest incarnation of this problem is a recent op-ed by Katie Johnson of the National Association of Realtors, which relies on a long since discredited study about the state of patent litigation in the United States.  She goes … Continue reading “Lobbyists Continue to Invoke Discredited Junk Science to Push Patent Legislation”

44 Law, Economics, and Business Professors Urge Supreme Court to take Presumptive Approach to Patent Exhaustion

44 law, economics, and business professors filed an amicus brief yesterday in support of Lexmark International in its Supreme Court case against Impression Products. The professors argue that although patent exhaustion provides the baseline rule for sales of a patented product by a patent owner, parties should be free to contract around the baseline rule … Continue reading “44 Law, Economics, and Business Professors Urge Supreme Court to take Presumptive Approach to Patent Exhaustion”