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Happy Birthday to the Patent System, A Dream of Our Forefathers

As Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, spoke about on 60 Minutes, true innovation does not come from the large corporations. Instead, it is some “graduate student” or “crazy …
By Raymond Van Dyke
3 years ago 1

The “Useful Arts” in the Modern Era: For SCOTUS on CLS Bank

Many, many, many patents have issued to cover the physical elements and intuitive steps to make this familiar sequence possible and increasingly reliable and refined. Mechanical elements, …
By John White
3 years ago 2

AT&T Patents Personalized Information Services System

The featured application is a continuation of a patent application that matured into a patent for AT&T in December 2013, some 9 years after it was first filed. …

Are Software Patents Stifling Innovation?

What if (Almost) Everything You Thought You Knew About America’s “Broken” Patent System Was Wrong? What follows is the fourth and final installment in the “Myths …

USPTO Renews Patents for Humanity Program

The U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced that Patents for Humanity is being renewed as an annual program. Started as …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2

The ITC and Excessive Patent Damages Myths

Professor Paul Janicke of the University of Houston Law School conducted a study of all damage verdicts in patent infringement cases between 2005 and 2007. He found no pattern …

Fortune Magazine’s Unusual Position on Non-Practicing Entities

In a magazine with the name Fortune—devoted to capitalism and free markets—it is surprising to see an article that would promote closed markets and limited …
By Bob Zeidman
3 years ago 0

Book Review: The Intangible Investor

Prosperity in the United States is now almost completely tied to innovation, and a prerequisite to successful innovation is access to capital. The central theme of Bruce …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 5

Are Non-Practicing Entities The Problem?

Patent licensing, in fact, was the principal means by which new inventions were commercialized during the decades before in-house corporate R&D departments emerged in the early 20…

Leveraging Spin-Out Companies to Support Global Health

IDRI granted license rights to its world-class vaccine adjuvants to Immune Design Corporation (IDC), which was established in Seattle in 2008 with a focus on cancer, allergies and …
By Erik Iverson
3 years ago 0

Identifying the Real Patent Extortionists: A Review of the Extortionist Demand Letter

Congress is on the cusp of passing legislation that is said to be designed to control the so-called “patent troll.” Of course, as belatedly recognized by the …
By Steve Moore
3 years ago 1

Myths of the Patent Wars: An “Explosion Of Patent Litigation” Greater Than Any in History?

These deceptive claims are meant to justify and buttress a legislative agenda aimed at immunizing this small coterie of technology giants from the costs of their patent …

WIPO Deputy Director Alleges Gurry Misconduct

ARTICLE REMOVED —   On April 11, 2014, I was contacted by Legal Counsel for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The communication alleged that publication of a complaint of …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 4

What Your Smartphone Would Be Without Patents

Ask yourself for a moment, how does a smartphone fitting in the palm of my hand simultaneously download my emails while I watch high-definition YouTube videos of …
By Roger Martin
3 years ago 7

Git’er Done! Take the Brake Off Federal Tech Transfer

Any government truly interested in commercializing its research must realize that time is of the essence, risk is inherent in the process and deal makers should be …
By Joseph Allen
3 years ago 3