Category: Eye On Washington

One Crucial Word

Restoring the U.S. patent system comes down to cooperation. The other side that has wanted to have patents eroded have been enormously coordinated in their efforts. Those of us who are on the pro-patent side have been fractured.

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Put Down Your Weapons

Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) have written U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu, raising a concern about what can be characterized as the weaponization of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

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U.S. Cannabis Inventions Grow

The shifting status of marijuana from an illegal controlled substance to regulated medicinal product to, in some jurisdictions, legalized recreational activity has created a market that promises to be incredibly valuable in the future. Even these slow moves in the direction of full legalization have galvanized inventors filing patent applications on cannabis-related inventions with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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