Posts Tagged: Congress


This Week in Washington IP: Rebuilding U.S. Research Enterprises Post-COVID, Climate Change Innovation Strategies and Examining the SolarWinds Data Breach

This week in Washington IP news, both the Senate and the House of Representatives get back into their schedule of committee hearings with the Biden Administration starting …
By IPWatchdog
4 months ago 0

Twist Emerges in Senate IP Subcommittee Leadership for 117th Congress

On Sunday, February 14, U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member of the Senate …
By Gene Quinn & Eileen McDermott
4 months ago 18

This Week in Washington IP: Patent Litigation in China, RBG’s Enduring Legacy in Copyright and Broadband Solutions to Pandemic Problems

This week in Washington IP news, the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hosts a hearing to explore how expanding access to broadband Internet access can address …
By IPWatchdog
4 months ago 0

This Week in Washington IP: Assessing Cyber Threats to Biden’s COVID-19 Response, PTAB Update at Quarterly PPAC Meeting and U.S.-Japanese Cooperation on High Tech Supply Chains

This week in Washington IP events, Congress continues to address early Biden Administration issues outside of the purview of intellectual property, although the House Homeland Security Committee …
By IPWatchdog
4 months ago 0

Concerns Surface Over Big Tech Ties of Biden’s Pick to Head DOJ Antitrust Division

Yesterday, Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-TX-24) sent a letter to President Joe Biden explaining her concerns over recent reports that the leading candidate for the top antitrust …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 5

Library of Congress to Establish Public Advisory Committee on Copyright Office Modernization

The U.S. Library of Congress, in a February 3 Federal Register Notice, responded to a December 2019 request by members of Congress to establish an advisory committee focused …
By IPWatchdog
4 months ago 0

The Biden Administration is at an Innovation Crossroad

The new Presidential Administration has hardly settled in before being confronted with a stark choice: will they continue policies that foster public/private sector R&D partnerships …
By Joseph Allen
5 months ago 2

Should the Biden Administration Look to Pharma for New USPTO Director?

The United States is not even two weeks into the administration of President Joe Biden and it’s likely that the administration’s selection for Director of …
By Steve Brachmann
5 months ago 7

The Day One Project Examined: USPTO Transition Proposals Advocate Questionable PTAB, Section 101 Policies

Recently, the Day One Project, an initiative of the Federation of American Scientists, released a transition document drafted by a collection of veteran policymakers discussing a range …
By Steve Brachmann
5 months ago 17

Inhofe Bill Would Authorize Commerce to Penalize Chinese Companies that Withhold Wireless SEP Licensing Fees

Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) yesterday introduced the “Protecting American Innovation and Development (PAID) Act of 2021,” a bill that would give the U.S. Department of Commerce authority …
By IPWatchdog
5 months ago 0

USPTO Responds to Patent Bar Gender Gap Inquiry, Mulls Changes to Registration Process

The 2020 “Progress and Potential” report produced by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) focused on women and inventorship. Recently, however, members of Congress asked the …
By La'Cee Conley
5 months ago 29

This Week in Washington IP: Raimondo’s Nomination as Commerce Secretary, Tech Advances in the U.S. Military and the U.S. Chamber’s Report on Digital Assets

This week in Washington IP news, the Senate will hold a hearing to discuss the nomination of Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo to serve the Biden Administration …
By IPWatchdog
5 months ago 0

Iancu Says Goodbye, Urges Commitment to ‘American Innovation Renaissance’

One day before Joe Biden was to be inaugurated as the 46th U.S. President, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Andrei Iancu confirmed he …
By Eileen McDermott
5 months ago 11

Washington Insiders Say Farewell to 2020 and Look Ahead to 2021

As we thankfully see 2020 fading into the rear-view mirror and all look forward to a hopefully much better 2021, we want to take a moment to reflect on …

Innovation Alliance Urges Biden Administration to Support Patent Rights

On January 11, Brian Pomper, Executive Director of the Innovation Alliance, sent a letter to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris urging support for strong patent rights and …
By IPWatchdog
5 months ago 24