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Patent Lawyers

4 Ways First to File Changes the Patent System

John Dearborn | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
John Dearborn

The jury is still out about how the new system is affecting companies with potentially novel inventions. But one thing is for sure: First to file is forcing inventors to be smarter and quicker about how they approach their intellectual property.

House Approves Major Overhaul Of U.S. Patent System

AP | By JIM ABRAMS | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House on Thursday voted to rewrite 60-year-old patent law to give inventors a better shot of obtaining patents in a timely manner an...

An Important Patent Law Precedent Approaches

Eben Moglen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eben Moglen

Patent law cannot award ownership of facts of nature, or mere mental activities, or algorithms: the US Supreme Court has been unambiguous on that point for more than 150 years.

Patents for All: The System That Could Not Contain Itself

Brian Kahin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Kahin

The question of just what is patentable is far too complex for Congress to handle -- especially given that even modest patent reform legislation has stalled.