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IPBC 2018 to Focus on Creating and Harnessing IP Value

How do you create - how do you harness that value and how do you turn it into something that is meaningful for the people that own …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 0

A Conversation with Joff Wild, Editor-in-Chief of IAM Magazine

As patents become more essential to more businesses, investors are going to want to have more information about them. They're going to want to have more visibility …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 0

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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
12 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago 1