Patent Reform Legislation to Live or Die Based on Senate Majority
Friday, October 17, 2014 5:03 pm | By Alexander Hendrie

The prospects for patent reform legislation in Congress will depend on the ability of Republicans to take back the Senate in mid-term elections in 18 days. For several years, intellectual property advocates have been pushing for patent reform legislation to curb the alarming number of lawsuits brought by patent trolls. However, in late May this push was stopped dead in its tracks as Senate Democrats abruptly pulled legislation from the Senate Judiciary committee. Reports suggest that Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) killed the bill under pressure from trial lawyers who have contributed over $4 million to the majority leader since 2009. 

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Intellectual Property Reform Must Be a Priority during Indian State Visit to U.S.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:39 pm | By Alexander Hendrie

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to the United States in late September represents a new opportunity for both sides to improve their once fragile relations. For India, it is an excellent time to improve their poor international reputation for intellectual property (IP) protections, which in turn will attract more business to its market of 1.25 billion consumers.


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Property Rights Under Attack from EPA Regulation
Friday, September 12, 2014 5:18 pm | By Alexander Hendrie

In April, the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers proposed new regulations that would drastically expand the ability of the federal government to regulate private property. The ‘Waters of the USA’ rule, as it is known, has faced opposition from Americans across the country concerned that it would limit their private property rights. 

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