On Thursday, February 25, 2016, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBC), will hold a hearing entitled, “An Examination of Changes to the U.S. Patent System and Impacts on America’s Small Businesses.”
The hearing will examine recent changes within the U.S. patent system, including relevant legislation and laws, court decisions, and “patent trolls,” and the related impact on small businesses and innovation.
Invited witnesses include:
• Mr. Robert Stoll, Former Commission of Patents, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Partner and Co-chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Drinker Biddle & Reath
• Mr. Brian P. O’Shaughnessy, Chairman-elect, Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), Inc., Attorney At Law & Shareholder at RatnerPrestia
• Mr. Neil Veloso, Executive Director, Technology Transfer at Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
The hearing will be streamed live here.