Fact Sheet: White House Task Force on High-Tech Patent Issues | The White House. Following on the America Invents Act, the Obama Administration has other reforms in mind…

Obama Issues Patent Order to Combat Owners Called Trolls – Bloomberg.

Innovation, IPR Cooperation Among Top Priorities For BRICS | Intellectual Property Watch.

China’s Energy Agency Gets New Director –.

NEA taking on new roles – People’s Daily Online.

3rd LD China to restructure National Energy Administration – Power Engineering.

The USPTO Green Tech Program: Guidepost for the Future | IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law. The America Invents Act empowers the Director of the PTO to designate certain technologies of economic importance for accelerated examination. We get some insights into what the program has accomplished through a Wayfinder Digital study.

A Beginner’s Guide to Patents and the Patent Process | IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law.

GM opens China research center to focus on new energy | Reuters.

The Beginning of the End for the Smart Phone Patent Wars? | IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law. We’ll see if this headline holds up, but it’s nice to read. And the article is instructive. These ‘wars’ occur – patents are a tool in competitive strategies, for better or for worse. Just ask T. A. Edison. Whether they are worth it or not, the author suggests we should ask Polaroid.