Intellectual Property


Tech Policy Update March 2020
Charles Duan

It’s just another March, this is fine, nothing special going on in this month’s R Street Tech, and definitely no theme to the ledes here among our Technology and Innovation Policy department’s…

, Faruqi & Faruqi
Techs Urge Supreme Court To Eliminate IP Damages “Loophole”
Charles Duan

From Faruqi & Faruqi:

An earlier-filed amicus brief, filed by the R Street Institute, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Engine Advocacy, said Apple has given the Supreme Court a chance to…

, The App Association
FTC v. Qualcomm – The Big Tech Antitrust Case Nobody’s Talking About
Charles Duan

From the App Association:
Charles Duan, Director, Technology & Innovation Policy, R Street Institute – Charles gave an overview of R Street Institute’s brief, which pushed back on…

Apple, Inc. v. VirnetX Inc., et al.
Charles Duan

Certiorari is warranted on both questions presented, because they are questions of law that the Federal Circuit has consistently failed to answer, because lack of clarity impacts…

, The Hill
End weaponization of ‘exclusion orders’ and restore the ITC’s original intent
Bill Watson

From The Hill:

This troubling trend is driven by the influx of non-practicing entities (NPEs) seeking ITC exclusion orders to extract huge financial settlements.

Comment on Intellectual Property Protection for Artificial Intelligence Innovation
Caleb Watney

On behalf of the R Street Institute (R Street), we respectfully submit these comments in response to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Request for Comments on…

A New Prescription For Biologics Exclusivity In U.S. Trade Policy (Side Effects Include Lower Prices And Freer Trade)
Clark Packard & Bill Watson

Long biologic exclusivity provisions fit perfectly into the category of misguided intellectual property provisions pushed by U.S. negotiators in FTAs. Such a provision would not open markets or even…

Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions
Charles Duan

November 8, 2019

BY EMAIL ([email protected])
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
P.O. Box 1450
Alexandria VA 22313-1450

Re: Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions PTO-C-2019-0029…

Medtronic, Inc. v. Mark A. Barry, M.D.
Charles Duan

The R Street Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public-policy research organization. R Street’s mission is to engage in policy research and educational outreach that…

Trimble, Inc. and Innovative Software Engineering, LLC v. PerDiemCo LLC
Charles Duan


The R Street Institute¹ is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public-policy research organization. R Street’s mission is to engage in policy research and educational outreach…