Henry R. Nothhaft

Henry R. Nothhaft

Henry R. Nothhaft


Posts by Henry R. Nothhaft


Dear Mr. President, Are You Listening?

The president says that’s the fault of recalcitrant Republicans in Congress. Republicans in Congress say it’s the fault of a president who is hostile to …
By Henry R. Nothhaft
7 years ago 2

Eating Our Seed Corn for Job Creation

Everywhere I go, I meet entrepreneurs whose ventures either failed or are slowly dying on the vine because of the outrageous delays they suffered in getting patents. …
By Henry R. Nothhaft
8 years ago 35

Tax Policy Makes U.S. Uncompetitive, Not China’s Low Wages

Many people assume that there’s no way American manufacturers can compete with cheap Chinese labor. It’s just basic economics, right? Wrong. It’s the U.…
By Henry R. Nothhaft
8 years ago 12

Start-Up Reality: No Patent = No Funding, No Business, No Jobs

The log jam in patents issuances is not the only impediment to start-up job creation. Although it is certainly a big one. Tax and regulatory burdens on …
By Henry R. Nothhaft
8 years ago 10

Patents in the Real World

But looking back, what strikes me is the surprisingly-variable role that patents played in the growth and success of the half-dozen trailblazing startup companies that I helped …
By Henry R. Nothhaft
8 years ago 24

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 …

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