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Neal Solomon

Neal Solomon

Neal Solomon

Neal Solomon is CEO of Advanced System Technologies Inc. A prolific inventor of technologies involving semiconductors, communications, data management, imaging, robotics and healthcare, he holds degrees from Reed College and the University of Chicago.


Posts by Neal Solomon


The Problem of Patent Valuation

In many cases, the challenge of patent quality is reduced to questions of patent validity. However, in other cases, the quality of a patent depends on economic …
By Neal Solomon
5 days ago 3

Solutions for Inter Partes Review: Restoring patent rights and respect for the presumption of validity

In order to begin restoring patent rights and respect for the presumption of validity changes must be made to constrain the PTO post grant procedures... Patent holders …
By Neal Solomon
10 days ago 5

The Problem of Inter-Partes Review (IPR)

IPRs introduced an asymmetric component which particularly burdens the patent holder by requiring a very expensive ten-fold higher cost to defend the patent in the PTAB relative …
By Neal Solomon
12 days ago 21

The Problem of Obviousness

The overly inclusive nature of obviousness interpretations has led to problems. First, with an overly broad view of obviousness, patent applicants are encouraged to flood patent examiners …
By Neal Solomon
17 days ago 14

The Problem of Reducing Patentability to Novelty

Ironically, judicial decisions on patent eligibility tend to depend on inventiveness, with tests of originality that tend to refer to novelty, reducing the issue of patentability to …
By Neal Solomon
20 days ago 37

Patent Quality Relies on a Fictitious Narrative

The facts are that the quest for the golden patent is misplaced. The real problem has been the shifting and artificial criteria of patentability, inventiveness and “obviousness.” …
By Neal Solomon
24 days ago 26

The Myth of Patent Quality

Patent quality is a proxy for attacking patent validity, which has a complex history. Patent critics, particularly market incumbents, obtain a free ride when the bar is …
By Neal Solomon
26 days ago 33

A Weak Patent System Increases Inequality, Protects Incumbent Monopolies

The consequences of a weakened patent system are increased inequality, a higher competitive bar for market entrants, protection of incumbent monopoly profits, decreased competition, disincentive to invest …
By Neal Solomon
7 months ago 23

The Transformation of the American Patent System: Adverse Consequences of Court Decisions

Activist Supreme Court decisions in the last decade have been principally responsible for these changes, stimulated by aggressive technology company incumbent lobbying. The combination of these decisions …
By Neal Solomon
7 months ago 22

The Disintegration of the American Patent System

The American patent system represents a delicate balance. On the one hand, the patent system provides an incentive to invest in risky technical problem solving by giving …
By Neal Solomon
7 months ago 59

What Trump Needs To Do About Patent Policy in Order to Promote Economic Growth

The result of attacks on the patent system has been a concerted critique of key elements for protecting patent rights. These have included enabling the PTO to …
By Neal Solomon
8 months ago 26

Obama’s Anti-Patent Bias Led to the Destruction of His Legacy

Barack Obama came to office with the suspicion that patents caused higher prices and created market inefficiencies. He set a mission to disassemble the patent system, which …
By Neal Solomon
8 months ago 35

Policy Solutions to Repair the US Patent System and Restore Productivity Growth

The declines in productivity growth in recent years are undisputed. There is some controversy over the causes of these declines, particularly, the sources of the declines in …
By Neal Solomon
11 months ago 4

Connecting the Dots of a Weak Patent System and Productivity Growth Decline

Technology transfer is blocked in a weak patent system since companies employ the “efficient infringement” model. In a weak patent system, enforcement is expensive and burdensome, supplying …
By Neal Solomon
11 months ago 5

Correlation of U.S. Patent System and Productivity Growth

By providing a property right in exchange for the disclosure of a novel and useful invention, patent law supplied an incentive to perform risky and expensive scientific …
By Neal Solomon
11 months ago 13