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Help the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Recently our President & CEO, Jim Greenwood sent a letter to President Obama, congratulating him on his historic election, and providing him with a few suggestions as to how to improve things at the USPTO. For those of you who aren’t super-familiar with the USPTO, let me just say that they have been charged with the processing of patent applications and granting patents. Patents, as our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln very eloquently said, “add the Read More >

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Is the FTC well-suited to take on IP/Patent policy?

On December 5, 2008 the Federal Trade Commission held the first in a series of hearings entitled: The Evolving IP Marketplace. According to the FTC, the hearings are intended to examine changes in intellectual property law and patent-related business models since the FTC issued its October 2003 report, entitled To Promote Innovation: The Proper Balance of Competition and Patent Law and Policy A Report by the Federal Trade Commission. December 5th’s hearing featured CAFC Chief Read More >

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