News of Note

A few links of interest over the last few days.

3D Patents

“Fewer fundamental patents on the most basic 3D printers is unlikely to have an immediate impact on most businesses, IP holders or investors. A few years from now it will be different”

White House Patent Reform

“The latest series of executive orders is aimed at helping small businesses fight patent lawsuits, give expanded resources to the US Patent and Trademark Office, and help limit the scope of what can actually be patented.”

“The White House is expected to announce today (February 20) a round of new patent reform initiatives…with special focus on transparency of ownership and clarity of claim scope.”