Category: Eye On Washington

Revisiting an IDEA

U.S. Reps. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), along with U.S. Sens. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), have reintroduced the Inventor Diversity for Economic Advancement Act (IDEA Act) before Congress.

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After Iancu

The tenure of outgoing Director Andrei Iancu was lauded across many sectors of the U.S. patent system, perhaps with the exception of the tech sector. As we consider candidates for the next USPTO head, perhaps we should look to the political moment in which we find ourselves to guide our search.

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Going Remote

From a truly national and international recruiting base, talent acquisition will be easier than ever thanks to the move to remote work. And from a tax standpoint, the savings could be enormous.

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Devastating Loss

IP world reeling over death of former USPTO director Q. Todd Dickinson. Many remember him as the former under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during Bill Clinton’s second term.

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Lessons from COVID-19

Because medical diagnostics are no longer patentable in the United States, investors are uninterested. This causes a series of unfortunate cascading effects. We must correct U.S. innovation policy to ensure we are ready for the next pandemic.

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