A handful of Documents to report on today!
In this week's Coalition Update: Link (Members Only)
From the Senate
Big meeting on 'Oversight of the Impact on Competition of Exclusion Orders to Enforce Standard-Essential Patents'. Lots of discussion on 'Standard Essential Patents' and 'Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory Standards'. This is the current language being used in the ever-expanding battles between the high-tech companies, so to stay abreast check out the summary of the Senate meeting: Link (Members Only).
From the House -
Draft of the IP Attaché Act.
Meeting scheduled for July 18 on the ITC and Patent Disputes.
From the USPTO -
The USPTO hosted a CPC External User Day event. The Director was there, the Commissioner was there, the EPO was there, and PIUG was there too! All of the documents are available here on the wiki: Link (Open to Everyone). It was good to see so many PIUG members attending the meeting in person and asking questions.
Fun occurrences as usual from the Federal Circuit. At this rate, we'll be having fisticuffs at the next all hands hearing.
More investigations of WIPO on the Hill.
Trademark Public Advisory Meeting - Lots of stuff on the new Trademark Search Engine getting rolled out: Link (Members only).
And for those of you wanting to access some of the older updates, here is the full list of Coalition documents: Link (Members only).
I'm going to miss doing these summaries when we lose access to the Coalition documents. I actually received positive feedback from a couple of PIUG members last week for adding a little levity to the seriousness that is our day-in-day-out jobs! SR and BS, thanks for the feedback.