Posts in Patents


Partner-up: Risk-sharing provides patent holders better monetization opportunities

Lenders and investors like Gerchen Keller and Fortress, among others, have provided capital to or are partnering with private and public NPEs. These business are well suited …
By Lillian Safran Shaked 20 hours ago 0

Beware the Ides of March: How Surrogates Will Set Patent Policy

In 2008 the surrogates did at least increase the emphasis on having some form of post grant challenge procedure in the bill that would pass Congress and be …
By Peter Harter 2 days ago 6

Patent Reform at all Costs: Desperate reformer resorts to lies

It is pure nonsense to say that opponents of patent reform never offer specifics, cite or discuss textual language of the bills. Utter fiction and complete fantasy. …
By Gene Quinn 3 days ago 6

One-fifth of all IPR petitions denied institution according to 2015 PTAB report

One major takeaway from this PTAB trends report is that, despite claims of high rates of patent invalidation, the reality is that many patents escape the PTAB …
By Steve Brachmann 3 days ago 2

Why Trump’s love of eminent domain should concern patent owners

Donald Trump argued at the New Hampshire debate that our nation’s infrastructure would not happen without eminent domain. While economic development as a justification for eminent …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn 4 days ago 46

The 2015 Brokered Patent Market: A Good Year to be a Buyer

If you were buying patents in 2015, you likely did better than any previous year. The patent market, and, in particular, the brokered patent market, continues to be …

Despite 4th quarter sales hit, Merck innovates in HCV, diabetes, cancer treatments

Merck earned 224 U.S. patents during 2015, a sizable dropoff from its 2014 results. The text cluster shows us that, unsurprisingly, a great deal of Merck’s 2015 innovations focused …
By Steve Brachmann 4 days ago 0

The USPTO harms the economy with over-aggressive, haphazard Alice-based 101 rejections

It is poor patent policy to have broad areas of technology deemed patent-ineligible entirely, or ineligible without the high cost of attorney time to argue, and likely …
By Louis Hoffman 5 days ago 12

Surviving Alice: Signs that the patent market has weathered the Alice storm, at least for now

Alice certainly has dealt a huge blow to patent market, reversing the growth momentum of most market players, big or small. However, the decline in patent sales …
By Jack Lu 5 days ago 0

The Best Mode Requirement: Not disclosing preferences in a patent application still a big mistake

The best mode requirement still exists, although the America Invents Act (AIA) has largely removed any consequences for failing to disclose the inventor’s best mode, which …
By Gene Quinn 6 days ago 5

In midst of stiff corporate headwinds, Toshiba maintains spot as leading innovator

Toshiba exists among the giants of the U.S. patent landscape, placing sixth among all companies in terms of patents received from the U.S. Patent and …
By Steve Brachmann 7 days ago 0

Something’s Got to Give

This month, Inventors Digest features interviews with two heavyweights in American enterprise: Priceline inventor and chair of Walker Digital, Jay Walker; and Mark Cuban, founder of Broadcast.…
By Cama McNamara 7 days ago 11