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Kamatani Cloud Prevails in IPR Initiated by Unified Patents

U.S. Patent No. 6,873,940 Survives Review with All Claims Intact

Advanced Video Technologies Files Petition for Certiorari to the Supreme Court

Advanced Video Technologies LLC (AVT), a subsidiary of General Patent Corporation (GPC), announced today that it filed a petition for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States, asking the Court to review a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals decision with far-reaching implications for intellectual property rights in the United States.

Bittersweet Milestone: Ten Million Patents Issued in the US, but What Are They Worth?

Last month, the U.S. Patent Office issued patent number 10,000,000. This historic occasion calls for rethinking our patent system and the future of American innovation.

In the past, such an event would have been a cause for celebration, a testimony to our ingenuity. Back then, patents were valuable assets, protecting and incentivizing innovation. A valid patent gave its owner the right to stop infringers in their tracks. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case.

Joseph Harbaugh Joins the Board of Directors of American Innovators for Patent Reform

Prof. Harbaugh Brings Wealth of Legal Experience to AIPR

American Innovators for Patent Reform (AIPR), a trade association representing the innovation community, has added Joseph Harbaugh, a prominent law professor and Dean Emeritus of the Nova Southeastern University Law School to its Board of Directors.

So-Called "Innovation Act" Will Stifle Innovation

Proposed Bill Punishes Inventors and Will Have a Chilling Effect on Innovation

American Innovators for Patent Reform (AIPR), a trade association for the innovation community, is strongly opposed to the proposed Innovation Act (H.R. 9) that was re-introduced by the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee chair, Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R-VA), and Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Lamar Smith (R-TX), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Ann Eshoo (D-CA). AIPR believes this bill is anti-inventor, anti-competitive and anti-innovation.

Jeff Ballabon Joins Board of Directors of American Innovators for Patent Reform

Ballabon Will Bring Media, Government Relations and Intellectual Property Expertise to AIPR

American Innovators for Patent Reform (AIPR), an industry group representing small patent owners – start-ups, R&D companies, universities, independent inventors and patent practitioners – has added Jeff Ballabon to its Board of Directors. Mr. Ballabon is a founding partner of B2 Strategic, an influential international consulting firm.

American Innovators for Patent Reform Opposes Proposed "Trade Protection Not Troll Protection" Act

Proposed Bill Is Anti-Innovation and Serves Only Special Interest Groups

American Innovators for Patent Reform (AIPR), an industry group representing small patent owners − start-ups, R&D companies, universities and independent inventors − as well as patent practitioners, is opposed to the "Trade Protection Not Troll Protection" bill introduced last month by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX).

Opposition Continues to Materialize for Misdirected Patent Legislation

Two proposed patent bills, H.R. 3309, the “Innovation Act” – that was passed by the House last year, but has not yet been introduced in the Senate – and S. 1720, the “Patent Transparency and Improvements Act” – that has yet to come up for a vote in the Senate – both continue to face opposition from a broad cross section of organizations. These include:

  • Licensing Executives Society of the USA and Canada
  • Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

American Innovators for Patent Reform Strongly Condemns the Passage of H.R. 3309

The So Called “Innovation Act” Is the Worst Anti-Innovation Bill in American History

New York, N.Y. – December 6, 2013 – American Innovators for Patent Reform (AIPR), an industry group representing small patent owners – start-ups, R&D companies, universities and independent inventors – as well as patent practitioners, strongly condemns the passage of H.R. 3309, the so-called Innovation Act, by the House as the most anti-innovation and anti-inventor legislation in American history.

“Patent Troll” Hypocrisy and a New Patent Reform

By Alexander Poltorak, Founder and President of American Innovators for Patent Reform

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