Posts Tagged: Anti-patent Nonsense


Musk fanboys at Barron’s take dim view of patents at their own readers’ expense

A recent Barron's editorial, however, has raised some eyebrows among those who are familiar with the effect of proper patent enforcement on financial fortunes. Published May 14th, “…
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
6 months ago 19

Patent policy is too important for subterfuge and academic folly

As the new academic year starts in earnest we can be sure that the all too familiar attacks on the patent system will reemerge, as they always …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 3

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 …

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 …
By Joseph Allen
1 year 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 …
By Gene Quinn
2 years 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 …
By Gene Quinn
4 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 …
By Gene Quinn
4 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 …
By Gene Quinn
4 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 …
By Gene Quinn
4 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 …
By Gene Quinn
5 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 …
By Gene Quinn
6 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 …
By Gene Quinn
6 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 …
By Gene Quinn
6 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 …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 15

Show Me the IP! Venture Capital Success Based on Patents

Earlier today Dale Halling, of Halling IP and State of Innovation Blog, brought to my attention an article on the IAM Magazine Blog from a few weeks …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 16