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A new PricewaterhouseCoopers 2015 patent litigation study, released today, points to a 13% drop in patent lawsuits filed in 2014. That’s right—patent cases more than doubled from 2009 (2,792) to 2013 (6,497) and then sharply dropped (5,686) in 2014. What is more incredible is that the …

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Sadly, what seemed so evident to Abraham Lincoln is now all but lost on many elected officials. For over 200 years the U.S. patent system stoked the fire of creative genius by enticing creative persons to innovate by giving …

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Those who remember the earliest days of the Hubble mission will recall the tension surrounding a mechanical problem afflicting the Hubble. Even though the first images returned by Hubble were better than anything captured by telescopes here on Earth, …

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Judge McKeown rejects Garcia’s copyright claim, explaining, “Innocence of Muslims is an audiovisual work that is categorized as a motion picture and is derivative of the script. Garcia is the author of none of this and makes no …

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Images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope also helped the global science community learn more about the formation of planets and galaxies. In 1995, Hubble captured images in the Orion Nebula of intense radiation jets reaching trillions of miles long …

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Things have changed in a way because technology has allowed sampling of very specific parts of songs to take place sometimes without written prior acknowledgement or permission from the original artist. I think in music, going back many decades, …

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In the world of smartphones, it’s looking like paranoia is becoming much more profitable in recent years. Huge security breaches at major corporations around the world have made people everywhere much more aware of the technological risks they …

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The market price plummeted in the second half of 2011, and set off the downward spiral that stormed through the second half of 2013 when the market price reached the record low. There had been no discernible macroeconomic factors to justify …

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Mid way through the National Inventor's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony the celebration paused for the sad annual ritual of remembering Hall of Fame inductees who have passed away since last year's ceremony. We too would like to take …

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In response to all of these body blows to McDonald’s, CEO Steve Easterbrook announced a number of changes that he hopes will set the corporation on a much more successful course. Easterbrook promised investors after the earnings report …

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On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, Gene and I attended the National Hall of Fame 43rd Annual Induction Ceremony at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington DC. This year the ceremony included the induction of 14 …

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A truism in politics is that issues are driven by stories. One of the most successful is the saga of the patent troll. That’s driving the current debate creating a sense of a malfunctioning patent system which is …

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