Hello, and welcome to our monthly newsletter, which we will bring to you at no cost so you can be apprised of the newest developments in intellectual property law. I shall offer you my unique, personal perspective on these developments based on practicing patent law for over four decades.
In particular, with the new patent law enacted March 16, 2013, anyone who has, or might have intellectual property to protect, needs to be aware of the major recent changes in patent law.
The federal courts are going to be very busy over the next couple of decades adjudicating many issues raised by the new patent law, including whether this new law is constitutional. Moreover, global corporations continue to lobby the U. S. Congress to change statuary law to the disadvantage of our clients--small business, entrepreneurs, artists, and independent inventors.
So, the main purpose of this monthly newsletter will be to keep our clients and the public posted on the impact the new patent law has on their efforts to prevent the illegal misappropriation of their ideas. We will discuss strategies for protecting our clients valuable commercial ideas in light of these developments, seen and unseen.
Over the last two decades I have, with members of Congress of both parties from Orange County California, prior to the enacted of the new patent new, personally drew to their attention why the new patent law favored the global corporations to the disadvantage of my clients. Several representatives I spoke to did cast their vote in opposition to this new law. I shall continue to oppose legislation that disadvantages our clients. Currently, H.R. 9 is pending, which contains several provisions that are designed to favor global corporate interest. We will report on our efforts to inform members of Congress how proposed legislation aids or adversely impacts the interest of our clients.