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There's Never Been A Trademark As Offensive As Redskins

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is clearly not a big fan of the Washington Redskins. The normally sleepy U.S. Trademark Trial And Appeal Board...

Senate Must Maintain Momentum for Legislation to Stop Patent Trolls

Michael Beckerman | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Michael Beckerman

This bill brings much needed transparency to the patent litigation system, ensuring that trolls are clear about who they are and what activity is violating their specific patent.

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Patent Bullies Can Hit and Run

Daniel B. Ravicher | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Daniel B. Ravicher

Today I'm writing about a beacon of hope. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could greatly expand the right of the public to defend itself from bogus patents.

U.S. Patent Office Favors Foreign Innovators: How the USPTO Leaves American Inventors Open to Chinese Knock-offs

Darin Gibby | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Darin Gibby

Simply put, our patent system is so dysfunctional and expensive that most Americans are priced out of the patent system. Until Congress makes it easier to protect American technology, that technology will continue to be manufactured overseas.

Detroit To Get Own Patent Office, 100 High Tech Jobs

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 01.11.2012 | Detroit

A long-time-in-the-making satellite branch of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has finally found a home in Detroit. The former Stroh's brewery ...

The Back Room Politics of Patent Reform

Pat Choate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pat Choate

President Obama took a political swing through the Western United States in mid-February and was a guest of Intel and several other Big Tech corporati...

U.S. Patent Office Opens Branch In Detroit

The New York Times | Edward Wyatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- President Obama, who emphasizes American innovation, says modernizing the federal Patent and Trademark Office is crucial to "winning the...