Intel files U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Oil States Energy vs Greene’s Energy
In 2011 Congress enacted Inter Partes Review (IPR) as part of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to refine the processes used by United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in conducting patent reexamination to make those processes more efficient and better enable the PTO to identify and invalidate erroneously issued patent claims. Invalid patents impose burdens on the pace of...
Unified Patent Court: An Opportunity for Europe to Get It Right
Inventors have long been making the case that patents spur innovation by encouraging inventors to publicly disclose their creations and share their knowledge. So why is industry so cautious about welcoming the proposed unified patent system in the EU, which would simplify the procedures and promote efficiency for Europe-wide patent applications? Good for small and large businesses, right? Let’s take...