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date icon May 22, 2018 category icon ,

Correcting Misconceptions About The U.S. Patent System

There’s been a great deal of misinformation floating around about the inter partes review process (IPR) and how it impacts American inventors and innovators. So, ahead of today’s U.S. Patent Office Oversight (USPTO) Oversight Hearing with USPTO Director Andrei Iancu, IA wanted to correct some common myths about the U.S. patent system and IPR. MYTH:… Read more

date icon September 26, 2016 category icon ,

America Invents Act Five Year Anniversary Myth And Fact

This September marks five years since the America Invents Act (AIA) was signed into law, ushering our patent system into the 21st century through a series of reforms that focused on both the efficiency and quality of patents. The AIA created new post grant review programs, which are both time- and cost-effective mechanisms to take… Read more

date icon September 15, 2016 category icon

Department of Justive and Music Licensing Myths and Fact

There’s been a lot of misinformation about the DOJ’s music licensing consent decrees. In this post, we’ll explore the three biggest misconceptions about what the consent decrees mean for the internet ecosystem. Myth #1: The Department Of Justice’s (DOJ’s) decision is bad for songwriters. Fact: The DOJ’s decision to reject calls for fractional licensing benefits… Read more

date icon July 14, 2016 category icon ,

DMCA Safe Harbors Myth And Fact

Following our previous work in defense of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbors, we’ve seen a lot of misinformation circulating about what DMCA safe harbors are and what they’ve done for the online ecosystem. In this series, we’ll explore five common myths asserted about the DMCA and break them down. Myth #1: The… Read more

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Washington, DC – IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the END Child Exploitation Act by Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH), Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) and Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) with U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV):… Read more

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