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Protect Inventors or Take Down Trolls? Patent Reform with Senator John Cornyn, CEO Innovestion, and Rackspace

Maya Horgan | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Maya Horgan

Senator John Cornyn, Rackspace, and CEO-General Council Kevin Fiur share their insights on a few impending policies that will liberate the entrepreneur... or facilitate idea stealing.

Patent Trolls Are Killing People -- Literally

Drew Curtis | Posted 06.17.2012 | Technology
Drew Curtis

I've recently talked with several folks in the high-tech industry who informed me that part of the reason large companies have been stocking up on patents lately is because they view them like nuclear weapons -- they're a deterrent.

Speeding Up the Patent Process

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

At this moment, more than 700,000 patents are caught in the backlog. Could one of those 700,000 new ideas be the next iPhone, the next breakthrough drug, the key to the next great American industry? We'll have to wait a long time to find out.

Obama Signs Major Patent Reform Law

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will sign the America Invents Act on Friday, the first significant change in patent law since 1952. The presiden...