David Kline

David Kline

David Kline is a Pulitzer-Prize-nominated journalist, author, and communications strategist who has consulted for many of the most important IP-focused firms in the world. His journalism has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, and many other major media, and his bestselling book Rembrandts in the Attic from Harvard Business Press is considered the seminal work on patent strategy within corporate America. Named one of the World’s Top 300 Intellectual Property Strategists by IAM Magazine, Kline is also the author, most recently, of The Intangible Advantage: Understanding Intellectual Property in the New Economy, the first IP text book for general (non-law) audiences. That book is the foundation for the nation’s first-ever undergraduate course in IP, to be launched in the Fall of 2017 at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. Mr. Kline has authored four other books as well.


Posts by David Kline


‘Uber-izing’ the IP Function

Welcome to the brave new corporate IP function of tomorrow, one that’s been “Uber-ized” to tap into powerful on-demand networks of patent, technical, and market expertise …
By David Kline
7 months ago 2

Do Patents Truly Promote Innovation?

Invention, it has been shown, is driven primarily not by genius or happenstance but rather by markets and the expectation of the profit that can be gained …
By David Kline
4 years ago 14

Was Thomas Edison a Patent Troll?

But perhaps the most crucial element of the American patent system was that it did not simply encourage ordinary people to participate in inventive activity. It made …