September 22, 2019 Profiles in IP Law

An Interview with David Jones, Executive Director of the High Tech Inventors Alliance (HTIA)

Eli Mazour

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Before the 2016 election, all three branches of government were largely driven by the “patent troll” narrative when it came to patent issues. This was largely due to the successful efforts of “big tech” and their non-tech allies that thought they were being unfairly targeted by patent owners. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice, which restricted patent eligibility, and the passage of the America Invents Act (AIA), which created new post-grant proceedings for challenging patents, were in many ways the last, major rewards of those efforts.

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