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The Most Interesting Man in the Patent World Fights to Improve America’s Patent System

“I can tell you that my work in China and Japan and Korea tells me that the companies there are quite delighted to pick up the slack …
By Eli Mazour
7 days ago 7

EPO ready for the first Unitary Patent as soon as the ratification requirements are met

One of the great aspects of the Unitary Patent is that it follows the normal EPO procedure up to grant. And indeed, the search and the examination …
By Gene Quinn
12 days ago 0

Escaping the Prisoner’s Dilemma: Toward a New Transparency in Patent Licensing

"The key ingredient needed for the prisoner’s dilemma to work its destructive magic is a lack of transparency between the parties involved," Siino writes. The article …
By Gene Quinn
16 days ago 4

Thomas Massie: America’s Inventor Congressman

“I can tell you, every day Congress is in session there are lobbyists here trying to weaken the patent system,” Massie explained. In Massie’s words, those …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 40

Does innovation lead to patents, or patents lead to innovation?

We pick up our conversation with me suggesting that there is a problem with claims being found to be abstract when the decision maker has been able …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 22

A Software Patent Discussion with Matt Levy

It is probably fair to say that Matt Levy’s views are contrary to mine with respect to many patent related matters, but particularly so with respect …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 64

Addressing potential IPR abuses and hardships on the patent owner

Russ Slifer: "And as you know by statute the Director is tasked with making the institution decision on an IPR but that’s been delegated to the …
By Gene Quinn
6 months ago 1

An Exclusive Interview with former USPTO Deputy Director Russ Slifer

As you will see from the transcript, nothing was out of bounds, although because of time we didn't get into everything. Slifer did agree to come back …
By Gene Quinn
6 months ago 5

If patent laws were correctly calibrated to spur innovation the efficient infringer would pay

Ashley Keller: "However, when you do infringe a patent, even if it was efficient for you to do so, the upshot should be you have to pay. …
By Gene Quinn
11 months ago 9

Does the Patent Gender Gap Matter?

Why should we care about getting more women inventing? What does it matter? You don’t find more innovation by looking in places where you’re not …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 0

The Patent Gender Gap Goes Beyond Fewer Women in Math and Sciences

"[W]e are finding that when the schools that are starting to measure their invention disclosure and their patent filings, again with at least one woman represented, …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 15

Getting a patent is not the end goal for a startup, it’s just the beginning

RUSS KRAJEC: Getting a patent is not the end goal. Using an issued patent is not the end goal. It’s the beginning for the startup. Think …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 1

Patent Financing: An alternative path to protection for startups

RUSS KRAJEC: The startup company has an exclusive license, so they have full control of the asset, and they have a buyout option that can be exercised …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 1

Achieving a balanced IP system to ensure content creators can keep creating in the digital age

I think the long-term benefits to authors are greater than the downsides or the risks. But, like any time there's a shakeup of an industry, there are …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 3

Tech Transfer 101: It’s A Better World with University Technology

AUTM collects quantitative data and facts about the benefits of university tech transfer, but the qualitative evidence is actually the most important. With the Better World Report, …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 1