What does Patent Reform mean for Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs?

Comments Off on What does Patent Reform mean for Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs? Written by on September 25, 2011 | Posted in patent legislation

The recent passage of the long-awaited Patent Reform bill was heralded by many around the country as great accomplishment; however, the bill was not without controversy, particularly in the Silicon Valley, where many who work with start-ups and tech companies expressed concern about the new legislation. In my recent blog posting on the California Biotech […]

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News Interviews Kristie Prinz on Patent Reform

Comments Off on Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News Interviews Kristie Prinz on Patent Reform Written by on March 27, 2009 | Posted in Blog News, IP Legislation, Patent Reform

To follow up on our coverage of the patent reform debate which has been revived in Congress, I wanted to share with you an interview I gave with Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News earlier this month on the patent reform issue. The article explored the competing interests of the biotechnology and high tech industries on […]

Congress Set to Consider Leahy-Hatch, Kyl Patent Reform Bills

Comments Off on Congress Set to Consider Leahy-Hatch, Kyl Patent Reform Bills Written by on March 27, 2009 | Posted in Patent Reform

Congress is set to consider two newly introduced patent reform bills.  The Leahy-Hatch bill, also known as the Patent Reform Act of 2009, was introduced on March 3, 2009.  The full text of  S. 515, the  Leahy-Hatch bill is attached.  Following the introduction of the Leahy-Hatch bill, Senator Kyl introduced a second bill, S 610, which is also […]

Copyright Reform: Is it Time to Take Patent Reform Off the Table and Work on Copyright Reform?

Comments Off on Copyright Reform: Is it Time to Take Patent Reform Off the Table and Work on Copyright Reform? Written by on November 12, 2008 | Posted in IP Legislation, IP Licensing Litigation, IP Licensing News, Music Licensing

Given where we are on the patent reform debate, is it time to move patent reform off the table and work on copyright reform? If you haven’t heard many calls for this lately, you are not alone, but according to Wired, Judge Miriam Hall Patel, who presided over the Napster case has had time to […]

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