Intellectual Property

Publications

Comment on Intellectual Property Protection for Artificial Intelligence Innovation
Caleb Watney

Introduction
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 (AIPartnership@uspto.gov)
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

INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE
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

INTEREST OF AMICI CURIAE

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…

Improving Biologics Provision in the USMCA
Clark Packard

After much unnecessary saber rattling by the Trump administration, U.S. trade negotiators were able to reach a flawed, but still workable, agreement to modernize the North American Free Trade…

, The Washington Post
Letters to the Editor: A broken patent system is the problem
Eli Lehrer

It’s certainly possible that China might one day “pull ahead” in quantum technology, but the Aug. 19 front-page article “Race is on for China, U.S. as quantum tech rivalry grows” didn’t…

, Slate
Why Are There So Many Weird Tech Patents?
Charles Duan

From Slate:
This patent arm wrestling doesn’t just provide low-hanging fruit to reporters. It also affects business dealings. Let’s say you have two companies that want to make some kind of…

Potential Pitfalls of the CASE Act
Anthony Marcum

The road to bad policy is often paved with good intentions.

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019, otherwise…

Comment Relating to Health Care Interoperability
Charles Duan

In re: 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information
Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program

The following comments are respectfully submitted in response to the Notice of…