Call for Information: Study on Patent Assertion Entities
|Written by Gene Quinn
Patent Attorney & Founder of IPWatchdog
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Posted: Oct 9, 2013 @ 10:08 am
I recently received an e-mail from a colleague who is embarking on an interesting research project. This colleague, who would like to remain publicly anonymous for the time being so as to be able to conduct the underlying research privately and without influence. The researcher is seeking to interview a number of different industry participants for a research study on patent assertion entities.
Specifically, the researcher is looking to talk to the following types of people:
- Solo inventors or small firms that have sold their invention rights to a patent assertion entity.
- Solo inventors or small firms that attempted to sell their invention rights to a manufacturing entity but failed.
- Entities that previously were engaged in manufacturing but now primarily license their intellectual property portfolios.
- Entities that have licensed technology from a patent assertion entity that previously was a manufacturing entity.
Interview data will remain confidential. If you fit within any of these categories and would be willing to answer a few questions, please e-mail your contact information to:
About the Author
Gene Quinn is a US Patent Attorney, law professor and the founder of IPWatchdog.com. He is also a principal lecturer in the top patent bar review course in the nation, which helps aspiring patent attorneys and patent agents prepare themselves to pass the patent bar exam. Gene started the widely popular intellectual property website IPWatchdog.com in 1999, and since that time the site has had many millions of unique visitors. Gene has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the LA Times, USA Today, CNN Money, NPR and various other newspapers and magazines worldwide. He represents individuals, small businesses and start-up corporations. As an electrical engineer with a computer engineering focus his specialty is electronic and computer devices, Internet applications, software and business methods.