USPTO Proposes CLE Reporting

FR 2020-22420 Proposed CLE Requirement 9OCT2020 Beginning in March of 2022, the USPTO will require patent practitioners registered with the office to submit a mandatory registration statement biennially.  The registration statement includes an acknowledgement that the practitioner has completed 6 credits of CLE within the previous 24 months.  The above notice requests public comment on […]

After acknowledging that efforts to reform patent eligibility had stalled,

Senator Tillis urges USPTO to implement changes to identification of hypothetical examples in patent applications, as well as to improve transparency in ownership information.  Tillis-ltr-re-USPTO-admin-proposals1 So sad.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) just released a scorecard rating privacy legislation currently pending

The report provides a good overview of privacy legislation currently pending.  See Epic’s Report here EPIC GradingOnACurve. Rather, EPIC ranked Senator Ed Markey’s (D-MA) Privacy Bill of Rights Act, S. 1214 Markey’s Privacy Bill of Rights Act, as the most comprehensive and responsive to current privacy threats.  The title of the report is noteworthy – […]

Own Your Own Data Act Introduced in the US Senate

US Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced the Own Your Own Data act in the US Senate on March 14, 2019.  The short bill provides that an individual owns any content they post on the internet, and further provides that social media companies must, among other things: allow users ready access to their data, as well […]

The DASHBOARD Act

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) have this week introduced the Dashboard Act, which proposes to require “commercial data operators” (defined as businesses with over 100 million monthly users) to disclose the types of data collected, and provide their users with an assessment of the value of that data. Additional proposals […]