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March 09, 2017
As a new Congress descends on DC, the push for changes to our patent system continues. In February, despite already historic changes to the system over the past few years, Senate leaders called for more tweaks. With a new administration in town it’s a good time to review the bidding.
January 25, 2017
Metamaterials are a new frontier, one the New York Times said “the waves of the future may bend around,” and we are investing a lot of time in their success.
October 18, 2016
The FTC has released its long-awaited Patent Assertion Entity (PAE) Activity Report. It is detailed, comprehensive and quite long – almost 270 pages! I apologize for the length of this blog posting, but a report five years in the making deserves more than passing attention.
June 02, 2016
Is U.S. leadership in innovation losing ground? IV’s chief policy counsel Russ Merbeth weighs in.
May 26, 2016
A look at IV's “technology expo” on Capitol Hill where policy makers and staffers had the opportunity to see first-hand some of our breakthrough technologies.
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November 09, 2015 | Deloitte’s CFO Insights for The Wall Street Journal
IV founder Peter Detkin weighs in on patent reform and CFO considerations, including the importance of recognizing patents as a valuable strategic assets.
May 13, 2015 | Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation
IV vice president and chief IP counsel Phyllis Turner-Brim provides her “Innovator Insights” to the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation.
January 06, 2015 | IP Watchdog
Former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Paul Michel highlights the importance of the patent system to American innovation and asks for caution as the 114th Congress gears up for another patent reform debate.
December 05, 2014 | The Hill
Bob Stoll, former Commissioner for Patent at the US Patent and Trademark office, argues it would be wise to take time to fully consider the latest developments in the patent market before Congress delivers solutions using a buzz saw instead of a scalpel.
November 20, 2014 | Roll Call
The Midterm elections were a message to Congress, and that message was for Congress to pursue sound policy, not quick, feel good legislation that has hidden, unintended consequences.