David Kappos

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Name: David Kappos
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Will U.S. patent reform take place this spring or continue to be delayed?

A proposed patent reform bill has been delayed once again by the Senate Judiciary Committee, suggesting it is getting harder to work out a compromise, or that one is likely after the spring recess.The committee’s chairman, Sen. Patrick Leahy, (D, Vt.) ... [Published Inside Counsel - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Industry-Leading Companies Announce New Partnership for American Innovation

/PRNewswire/ -- A diverse group of industry-leading companies — Apple, DuPont, Ford, GE, IBM, Microsoft and Pfizer — which have staked their businesses on innovation, have launched the Partnership for American Innovation (PAI) to safeguard America's position ... [Published CWEB News - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Reforming US patent regime must not be a ‘gamble’, Kappos says

In a warning shot to detractors of the current US patentsystem, former US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) director, David Kappos, saidthat the country must look past short-term interests for reform and not “gamble”with America’s ‘innovation engin ... [Published Intellectual Property Magazine - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Friction tests patent reform push

The tech industry is making an aggressive push to get patent reform across the finish line as senators haggle over the details of the legislation.The House has already passed a reform bill, and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) ... [Published The Hill - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Why the Partnership for American Innovation is needed – Kappos

07 April 2014 | Michael Loney, New York The Partnership for American Innovation was set up in response to an alarming increase in anti-IP sentiment and expects to grow its membership, according to David Kappos, who is advising the coalition ... [Published Managing IP - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

US big business lines up over patent troll controls

Cravath Swaine is working with a new lobbying group - including Apple, Ford and Pfizer - which is trying to stop new controls on patent trolls backfiring on companies which rely on patents. The group, Partnership for American Innovation (PAI), is concerned ... [Published The Global Legal Post - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 5 reports

SD Times Blog: Tech and pharmacy giants team up to protect software patents

The Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling against patent trolls in June, and while few would oppose this sort of ban, some companies fear that it might stifle innovation.As a result, top technology and pharmaceutical companies have teamed up to form ... [Published SD Times - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 19 reports

Apple, Pfizer And Others Form Patent Reform Lobby

Seven pharmaceutical and tech titans formed a lobbying group today with the aim of defending the current U.S. patent system from proposed legislation that they argue unfairly punishes innovationApple Inc. ( NASDAQ:AAPL ), E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co ... [Published Value Walk - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 2 reports

New cross-industry Partnership for American Innovation launches

On Thursday, Microsoft announced it has joined the newly formed Partnership for American Innovation. The partnership includes Apple, DuPont, Ford, GE, IBM and Pfizer — a diverse group of industry-leading companies committed to strengthening a patent ... [Published TechNet Blogs - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Does the Government Need More Ammo to Fight Patent Trolls?

Current and former senior members of the executive and judicial branches on Tuesday were skeptical about the need for sweeping patent lawsuit reform legislation, saying the courts and the Federal Trade Commission may already have the tools to fight patent ... [Published Corporate Counsel - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 1 reports

Roger Brooks Co-Chairs, and Dave Kappos Moderates at, GCR Live IP and Antitrust Conference

Roger Brooks Co-Chairs, and Dave Kappos Moderates at, GCR Live IP and Antitrust Conference ... [Published Noodls - Mar 29 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

TECH BYTES: Jackpots won routinely in troll casino

INSTITUTE FOR POLICY INNOVATION A few weeks ago David Kappos, former director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, wrote in an article that, in sum, so called “patent trolls” were not responsible for any major increase in patent litigation and that ... [Published Friendswood Journal - Mar 20 2014]

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"it is in our country's best interest to have a patent system that rises above short-term interests, and creates long-term gains for all sectors of the economy. we must move beyond rhetoric that 'the system is broken and trolls are bringing businesses to a complete halt' to a discussion of calibrated improvements for what is actually the best patent system our planet has" Kappos added
"as director of the uspto, i saw firsthand the significant role the patent system plays in encouraging inventors, promoting investment in innovation, and creating jobs" Kappos said. "Now is not the time to gamble with America's innovation engine — once patent protections are eliminated, they cannot be restored."
...— once patent protections are eliminated, they cannot be restored,” Kappos said in a statement, urging policymakers to “move beyond rhetoric that "the system is broken and trolls are bringing businesses to a complete halt" to a discussion of calibrated improvements.”
"That's going to change the calculus for everyone else who you might think of as a patent troll," Kappos said. "it's going to take a lot of the tension out of the system."

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Industry-Leading Companies Announce New Partner... [Published CWEB News - Apr 09 2014]
Reforming US patent regime must not be a ‘gambl... [Published Intellectual Property Magazine - Apr 08 2014]
Friction tests patent reform push [Published The Hill - Apr 07 2014]
Why the Partnership for American Innovation is ... [Published Managing IP - Apr 07 2014]
US big business lines up over patent troll cont... [Published The Global Legal Post - Apr 07 2014]
SD Times Blog: Tech and pharmacy giants team up... [Published SD Times - Apr 04 2014]
Major companies team up against patent trolls [Published New Orleans CityBusiness - Apr 04 2014]
Could patent reform bill delay in Senate relate... [Published Inside Counsel - Apr 04 2014]
US companies unite to form pro-IP lobby group [Published World Intellectual Property Review - Apr 04 2014]
Pharma Teams Up with High-Tech to Protect Patents [Published Digital Journal - Apr 04 2014]
Apple, Pfizer And Others Form Patent Reform Lobby [Published Value Walk - Apr 04 2014]
Apple, Microsoft, IBM team up for patent protec... [Published The Hill - Apr 03 2014]
Looking upstream: weighing proposed changes to ... [Published Lexology - Apr 03 2014]
Apple, Ford, GE Team Up for Patent Lawsuit Reform [Published Corporate Counsel - Apr 03 2014]
Apple, Pfizer, Microsfoft, Others Form Patent L... [Published CdrInfo.com - Apr 03 2014]
Pro-patent Partnership for American Innovation ... [Published ZDNet - Apr 03 2014]
Microsoft, Apple, and others form a pact to mak... [Published The Verge - Apr 03 2014]
US industry leviathans unite to make the case f... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Apr 03 2014]
Apple Joins IBM, Microsoft in Patent Reform Lob... [Published Mac Observer - Apr 03 2014]
Apple, Microsoft, others partner for PAI group [Published MacTech Magazine - Apr 03 2014]
New cross-industry Partnership for American Inn... [Published TechNet Blogs - Apr 03 2014]
Apple, Microsoft, and Others Push Back Against ... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Apr 03 2014]
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Apple, Microsoft and others group to lobby agai... [Published 9 to 5 Mac - Apr 03 2014]
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Apple Drops Support for Major Patent-Holding Firm [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Apr 11 2014]
Source: Thinkstock Apple ( NASDAQ:AAPL ) has declined to invest in the latest acquisition fund for Intellectual Ventures , a major patent assertion entity that buys up patents in order to extract licensing fees from practicing companies, reports ...
New cross-industry Partnership for American Inn... [Published TechNet Blogs - Apr 03 2014]
On Thursday, Microsoft announced it has joined the newly formed Partnership for American Innovation. The partnership includes Apple, DuPont, Ford, GE, IBM and Pfizer — a diverse group of industry-leading companies committed to strengthening a patent ...
Apple, Microsoft, and Others Push Back Against ... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Apr 03 2014]
Source: Thinkstock Apple ( NASDAQ:AAPL ) has joined forces with several other major U.S. companies in order to push back against patent system changes being proposed by members of Congress, reports Reuters . Apple, DuPont ( NYSE:DD ), Ford ...
Apple, Microsoft and others group to lobby agai... [Published 9 to 5 Mac - Apr 03 2014]
Apple is worried that new legislation will limit its ability to protect its own intellectual property. Reuters is reporting that Apple, Microsoft, Ford, General Electric, IBM and other companies are forming a lobbyist group called the ‘Partnership ...
Microsoft joins cross-industry Partnership for ... [Published Microsoft on The Issues - Apr 03 2014]
Posted by  Horacio Gutierrez Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft On Thursday, Microsoft announced it has joined the newly formed Partnership for American Innovation. The partnership includes Apple, ...
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