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The Engadget Interview: EFF's Julie Samuels talks patents, podcasting and the SHIELD Act
By Dave Maass
March 8, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Our ongoing Reclaim Invention campaign urges universities not to sell patents to trolls. This month’s stupid patent provides a good example of why. US Patent No. 8,473,532 (the ’532 patent), “Method and apparatus for automatic organization for computer files,” began its life with publicly-funded Louisiana...
Last year, EFF, along with our partner organizations, launched Reclaim Invention , a campaign to encourage universities across the country to commit to adopting patent policies that advance the public good. Reclaim Invention asks universities to focus on by bringing their inventions to the public, rather...
TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods is a case that effectively asks the court to decide whether patent owners can sue in practically any corner of the country. The current law allows patent owners to pick and choose between federal courts, often opting for courts that are perceived to have rules...