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Senate Judiciary Committee seeks balance on patent troll legislation

Earlier today the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on patent reform. The hearing was titled The Impact of Abusive Patent Litigation Practices on the American Economy. …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 2

India, Pharmacy to the Developing World, Must Honor IP Rights

Claiming to be the ''Pharmacy to the Developing World'', India argues that their lax intellectual property rights regime is critical to their ability to provide low-cost, quality …

Banks struggle to keep up as cybersecurity risks increase

Regulations will likely start rolling out in the coming year starting at the state level. In May of last year, for example, the New York State Department …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

FTC Approves Final Order Barring PAE From Using Deceptive Tactics

The order bars the company, MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC, and its law firm from making deceptive representations when asserting patent rights. The settlement with MPHJ, announced in …

In Defense of Patents and Licensing: Why the Newest Attack is Bogus

Fortunately, a new study showing that academic patent licensing contributed more than $1 trillion to the U.S. economy over eighteen years blows the stuffing right out of …
By Joseph Allen
1 year ago 1

Understanding the valuable role played by Patent Trolls

The U.S. economy is full of intermediaries everywhere you look. But for some reason we have demonized the intermediaries in the market for innovation. Think of …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 0

Smartphone innovation has soared because of patents

It’s impossible to actually support the idea that patents harm smartphone innovation because there is no consumer product that has changed so much over the past …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 10

Inventors are NOT patent trolls and they are NOT the problem

Large companies can steal your patented technology, make a great deal of money, ignore you all together, and then have the resources, the vast resources in most …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 34

Jury Tells Robin Thicke to Give it Up

Thicke maintains that the Gaye family doesn't own a genre, a style, or a groove and he’s right. The Gayes point out no other musicians or …
By Beth Hutchens
1 year ago 5

Law Firm Trends: AmLaw firms handling smaller percentage of cases filed in 2014

Some time ago, a colleague posed an interesting question to me in hopes that Lex Machina’s data might be able to shed some light: Has the …
By Brian Howard
1 year ago 0

The Innovation Act vs. The Innovation System

There is no credible evidence behind proposals to make the drastic changes embodied in the Innovation Act, the removal of discretion from judges to judge each case …
By Dr. Kirti Gupta
1 year ago 3

Whether an innovation is embodied in software or hardware should be irrelevant

''Whether in a software product or to embody the invention in a hardware product, is often nothing more than a design choice. Whether an innovation is embodied …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 7

3-14-15 brings a once in a lifetime Pi Day

The pursuit of pi, the numerical constant which represents the ratio of a circle’s diameter to its circumference, is a subject which has driven mathematicians to …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 1

The European technical standard as a guide for drafting software patents

''A few years ago we ramped up our foreign filings and recognized that we’re writing this one document, this one patent application for so many different …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 6

Genetic and Stem Cell Therapies to Treat Cancers

There are certainly some signs for hope. One of them came recently from Princeton University, where graduate students worked on a project which identified a treatment for …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0