Posts Tagged: global patent system


U.S. Patent System Falls to 12th Place in Chamber Global IP Index for 2018

While the United States continues to do well overall, patent protection continues to be problematic. In 2017 the U.S. ranked 10th worldwide in terms of offering patent …
By Gene Quinn
14 days ago 16

Where is the value and opportunity in the patent industry?

Where is there currently value and opportunity in the patent industry? That is the question I asked a panel of experts recently. Not surprisingly, several of the …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 1

Seven Hallmarks of a Rational Global Patent Strategy

Faced with ever-shrinking budgets and mounting pressure from the C-suite to demonstrate intellectual property (IP) value, many enterprises have jettisoned a once-prevailing global patent strategy: “File anywhere …
By Carlo Cotrone
9 months ago 0

It’s Time to Fix the Global Patent System Before It Breaks Under the Weight of New Applications

Patent offices are failing to keep up with the growth of the innovation economy and the resulting increase in patent applications. Unfortunately, the problem could easily get …

Innovation can create economic success in developing countries facing the middle-income trap

A rising tide lifts all boats. While an age-old saying, the concept is relatively simple really. Of course, the path to broad based economic opportunity for all …
By Angélique McCall
2 years ago 0

A Global IP System at the Crossroads

The challenges to the global IP system, however, go much, much deeper than mere debates over so-called patent trolls or patent quality. The very premises of our …
By Wayne S. Sobon
3 years ago 0

Cautious Optimism: The 2012 Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator

The report shows that the mood for 2011 was cautiously optimistic compared to previous years, with fewer organizations experiencing budget reductions and a greater percentage of IP tasks …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2

Obama Administration: The Harmonization Capitulation

If you have not already read the letter from Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to Senator Patrick Leahy (Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee) and Senator Jeff Sessions (…
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 8

CAFC Up for Grabs, Harmonization and the US Economy

Several weeks ago, as summer was winding down and most of us were enjoying some slow times and gearing up for back-to-school, preparing for Labor Day festivities, …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 3

The Patent Backlog Cannot Be Solved With Harmonization

EDITORIAL NOTE: What follows was submitted by Ron Katznelson as a comment to Why a Global Patent System is a Bad Idea, which took issue with the …
By Ron Katznelson, Ph.D.
8 years ago 4

Why a Global Patent System is a Bad Idea

A little over a week ago, in a blog post written by Microsoft’s Deputy General Counsel Horacio Gutierrez started what will certainly become one of the …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 30