Posts Tagged: Anti-patent Nonsense


The Economist bites the hand that feeds it: patents

The majority shareholder of The Economist Group, the company responsible for publication of The Economist, owns patents. It seems very odd to us that most of the …
4 days ago 1

Looking Down on the Patent System from the Ivory Tower

The patent system is not a tool for entrenched interests to stifle competition, as so many professors seem to believe. Patents allow independent inventors and small companies …
7 days ago 26

Silicon Valley’s Anti-Patent Propaganda: Success at What Cost?

To a large extent Apple, Microsoft and many other Silicon Valley innovators went along with the anti-patent rhetoric perfected by the Google machine. The Silicon Valley elite …
11 months ago 23

Patent Rights: A Spark or Hindrance for the Economy?

One just thinks of the fact that five years ago Blackberry was the industry standard, dominant forever, and now it is basically exposed to ridicule because virtually …
3 years ago 26

All In! Doubling Down on Erroneous Attacks on the Federal Circuit

In a recently published Forbes.com article titled"The Federal Circuit, Not the Supreme Court, Legalized Software Patents," Lee doubled down with his absurd and provably incorrect …
3 years ago 18

Lies, Damn Lies and Media Hatred of Patents (and the CAFC)

Indeed, few articles have struck a nerve in me quite the way that a recent Ars Technica article did. The article is titled How a rogue appeals …
3 years ago 51

Debunking Innovative Copycats and the Patent Monopoly

The moral of the story for those in the anti-patent community is this: get a clue! Why not do something radical like becoming informed on the topics …
3 years ago 98

Beware Twitter’s New Patent Agreement Scheme

So Twitter can use the donated patents "defensively" to initiate a lawsuit if they feel threatened? If they deem it is otherwise necessary to deter a patent …
3 years ago 15

The Problem with Software Patents? Uninformed Critics!

Listening to those who code complain about patents is nearly hysterical. They still haven't figured out that by and large they are not innovators, but rather merely …
4 years ago 42

An Inconvenient Truth: Patents Do Not Deter Research

Carrier goes on to detail the comprehensive research of Professor John Walsh who in 2007 surveyed 1125 biomedical researchers in universities, government labs and nonprofit institutions. Walsh received 414 responses …
5 years ago 22

Ranting: Patent Hysteria Over Amazon Patenting Facebook

It is truly sad that massive anti-patent hysteria can be whipped up simply based on a single sentence in the Abstract of a patent. For crying out …
5 years ago 5

JCVI Creates World’s First Genetically Engineered Self-Replicating Synthetic Bacterial

You just couldn't make this stuff up. A team of humans creates genetically altered and a self-replicating synthetic cell using a computer. I suspect that computer was …
5 years ago 15