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New Op-Ed from C4IP Executive Director Frank Cullen: Innovators Need Patent Reform Now

Frank Cullen, C4IP’s executive director, recently published an opinion piece in InsideSources tracing back the origins of the legal confusion surrounding patent eligibility — and outlining how the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act would clarify patent eligibility in order to empower the researchers, scientists, and inventors who drive our innovation economy. Cullen’s piece details the numerous

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C4IP Co-Chair Andrei Iancu Moderates Innovation Policy Panel with Rep. Deborah Ross (D-NC)

On Monday, December 4, C4IP Co-Chair and former USPTO Director Andrei Iancu moderated a conversation with Rep. Deborah Ross (D-NC) for the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ Renewing American Innovation Project. Rep. Ross, who serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and whose district encompasses North Carolina’s Research Triangle Innovation Hub, discussed

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C4IP Coalition Updates: November 2023

The onset of the holiday season hasn’t stopped C4IP’s hard work! Here’s what our Coalition accomplished during the month of November: On November 17, ConsumerAffairs featured C4IP Executive Director Frank Cullen in an article addressing the threats of fraud and counterfeit items ahead of the holidays. “Frank Cullen, C4IP Executive Director, Former Vice President of

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This Month in IP: November 2023

Innovation requires IP. Without a strong patent system, innovation does not happen at scale. Virtually every invention of impact is patented, as exemplified by these historical examples from the month of November: 1923: On November 20, Garrett Morgan was granted a patent for a three-position traffic signal, a significant advancement over previous signals. Morgan’s innovation

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Fact Check: The SHOP SAFE Act Would Benefit Consumers and Small Businesses

Claim: During the October 3 Senate IP Subcommittee hearing on the SHOP SAFE Act, Matthew Schruers of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) claimed that by charging platforms — rather than brands — with the responsibility of vetting counterfeit items and sellers, the bill would harm small businesses. Correction: While it is true that the SHOP SAFE Act would place

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Celebrating American Innovation: Edwin Armstrong

C4IP is recognizing Edwin Armstrong, whose invention of the frequency modulation (FM) radio system revolutionized modern communication. Edwin H. Armstrong was born in New York City in 1890. He was fascinated from a young age by mechanical devices and decided to become an inventor at the age of 14 after learning about Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of

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New Op-Ed from C4IP Co-Chairs Andrei Iancu and David Kappos: Biden must decide whether patent-infringing Apple watches can be imported into the U.S. from China by Christmas–but Congress could neuter America’s ability to protect its IP altogether

Last week, C4IP Co-Chairs and former USPTO Directors Andrei Iancu and David Kappos published an opinion piece in Fortune about the U.S. International Trade Commission’s recent order prohibiting imports of some Apple Watch products. The ITC issued the ban after finding that Apple infringed on blood-oxygen-monitoring technology invented by Masimo. Iancu and Kappos explain how

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New Op-Ed from SBE Council President Karen Kerrigan: Congress’ Latest Patent Legislation a Big Win for Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses

Over the weekend, Karen Kerrigan, president of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, published an opinion piece in the Duluth News Tribune emphasizing the contributions that small business owners and entrepreneurs make to innovation and promoting the passage of legislation that would empower them. Kerrigan recounts the inspiring stories of several historical entrepreneurs who patented

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New Op-Ed from C4IP Co-Chair Andrei Iancu: Help American Inventors Bolster National Security

Yesterday, Andrei Iancu — C4IP co-chair and former USPTO director and undersecretary of Commerce for intellectual property — published an opinion piece in The Hill explaining why the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act and PREVAIL Act are key to protecting U.S. national security. Iancu reveals how reforming the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) through the

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C4IP Coalition Updates: October 2023

C4IP accomplished a lot during the month of October! Here’s a roundup of what our Coalition has been up to over the past month. On October 25, C4IP sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Raimondo and HHS Secretary Becerra to express concern regarding the interagency working group reviewing the march-in provision of the Bayh-Dole Act.

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This Month in IP: October 2023

Innovation requires IP. Without a strong patent system in place, innovation does not happen at scale. Virtually every invention of impact is patented, as exemplified by these historical examples from the month of October: 1950: On October 3, William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brattain received a patent for the first transistor, an essential electronic

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New Op-Ed from C4IP Executive Director Frank Cullen: Innovators Need Patent Reform Now

Frank Cullen, C4IP’s executive director, recently published an opinion piece in InsideSources tracing back the origins of the legal confusion surrounding patent ...

C4IP Co-Chair Andrei Iancu Moderates Innovation Policy Panel with Rep. Deborah Ross (D-NC)

On Monday, December 4, C4IP Co-Chair and former USPTO Director Andrei Iancu moderated a conversation with Rep. Deborah Ross (D-NC) for the ...

C4IP Coalition Updates: November 2023

The onset of the holiday season hasn’t stopped C4IP’s hard work! Here’s what our Coalition accomplished during the month of November: On ...

This Month in IP: November 2023

Innovation requires IP. Without a strong patent system, innovation does not happen at scale. Virtually every invention of impact is patented, as ...

Fact Check: The SHOP SAFE Act Would Benefit Consumers and Small Businesses

Claim: During the October 3 Senate IP Subcommittee hearing on the SHOP SAFE Act, Matthew Schruers of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) claimed that by ...

Celebrating American Innovation: Edwin Armstrong

C4IP is recognizing Edwin Armstrong, whose invention of the frequency modulation (FM) radio system revolutionized modern communication. Edwin H. Armstrong was born in ...

New Op-Ed from Judge (ret.) Paul Michel: The US patent system is weakened. New Congressional legislation could fix it

Paul Michel, former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, published an opinion piece over the weekend ...

New Op-Ed from C4IP Co-Chairs Andrei Iancu and David Kappos: Biden must decide whether patent-infringing Apple watches can be imported into the U.S. from China by Christmas–but Congress could neuter America’s ability to protect its IP altogether

Last week, C4IP Co-Chairs and former USPTO Directors Andrei Iancu and David Kappos published an opinion piece in Fortune about the U.S. ...

New Op-Ed from SBE Council President Karen Kerrigan: Congress’ Latest Patent Legislation a Big Win for Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses

Over the weekend, Karen Kerrigan, president of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, published an opinion piece in the Duluth News Tribune ...

New Op-Ed from C4IP Co-Chair Andrei Iancu: Help American Inventors Bolster National Security

Yesterday, Andrei Iancu — C4IP co-chair and former USPTO director and undersecretary of Commerce for intellectual property — published an opinion piece ...

C4IP Coalition Updates: October 2023

C4IP accomplished a lot during the month of October! Here’s a roundup of what our Coalition has been up to over the ...

This Month in IP: October 2023

Innovation requires IP. Without a strong patent system in place, innovation does not happen at scale. Virtually every invention of impact is ...
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