Patent Litigation Integrity Act (S. 1612) introduced by Senator Hatch

US Senator Orrin Hatch has introduced the Patent Litigation Integrity Act (S. 1612). The Act aims to address the growing threat of patent trolls who purchase existing broad patents and then threaten businesses of infringing them. Patent litigation Integrity Act of 2013 provides two reform measures. One, the legislation introduced the mandatory fee shifting …

Canada and European Union (EU) agree on CETA (Comprehensive Economic and trade Agreement)

In order to bring intellectual property protection at Canada more closely to the level of EU both Canada and European commission agreed on CETA (Comprehensive Economic and trade Agreement). CETA is a proposed free trade and copyright agreement between Canada and the European Union. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and European Commission President …