Articles

06/29/2007 - Pat Choate
from Maunufacturing and Technology New

Ironically, Congress is now threatening China with harsh remedies if it does not quickly stiffen its patent protections, even as Congress marks up legislation that will dramatically weaken U.S. patent protections. This bill is the Patent Reform Act of 2007. More...

07/29/2007 - Lawrence S. Cohen

I am commenting on the pending revisions of the US patent law. For over 40 years I have been a patent lawyer. I worked for some of the world's largest companies, and in private practice for numerous small companies and individuals. I think I have a good perspective on the patent system and the proposed changes. More...

08/01/2007 - Patent Office Professional Association

The proposed Patent Reform Act of 2007 (S. 1145 and H.R. 1908) would make many significant changes to the U.S. Patent System. The Patent Office Professional Association (POPA) believes, however, that a number of these changes would actually hurt rather than help the patent system.POPA represents the more than 5,200 examiners and other patent professionals at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). More...

07/26/2007 - Stephen Wren - California Chronicle

All this talk of a need for patent "deform" is but a red herring fabricated by a handful of large tech firms as a diversion away from the real issue...that they have no valid defense against charges they are using other parties' technologies without permission. The objective of these large firms is not to fix the patent system, but to destroy it or pervert it so only they may obtain and defend patents; to make it a sport of kings. Patents are a threat against their market dominance. More...

07/26/2007 - Jane Chastain - WorldNetDaily

Thomas Edison and other energetic inventors helped make the United States an industrial world power. Most inventors never achieve fame. However, there are thousands, perhaps millions, of American inventors working away in their shops and garages on ideas that will improve our lives and keep America on the leading edge of technology. They will spend countless hours to prove out their ideas with the hope of getting a patent that will make all those hours worthwhile. More...

09/01/2007 - Phyllis Schlafly

In extraordinary Senate-House coordination, the two Judiciary committees in the same week in July 2007 voted out a bill (S.1145 and H.R.1908) which, if it becomes law, will spell the end of America’s world leadership in innovation. Called the Patent Reform Act, it is a direct attack on the unique, successful American patent system created by the U.S. Constitution. More...

09/01/2007 - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

"Patent Reform Act of 2007" Feedback

The following feedback reflects the opinions of the U.S.-based members of the IEEE-USA Intellectual Property Policy Committee (IPC) and not the membership of IEEE as a whole. The IPC has reviewed the language of the proposed patent reform bill – as introduced on April 18, 2007 – and submits the following input on the sections listed: More...