Posts Tagged: incentivizing innovation


Governments’ Thumb on the Scales

These government agencies target successful, inventive U.S. firms. They politicize their processes and disregard the exclusivity that rightfully belongs to patent owners. They take away private …
By James Edwards
1 day ago 3

Silent Spring for Patents

Individual inventors, not just corporations, should be able to benefit from the fruits of the inventive mind. The limited private right of a patent is a necessary …
By Raymond Van Dyke
18 days ago 48

A Weak Patent System Increases Inequality, Protects Incumbent Monopolies

The consequences of a weakened patent system are increased inequality, a higher competitive bar for market entrants, protection of incumbent monopoly profits, decreased competition, disincentive to invest …
By Neal Solomon
2 months ago 23

EIPIN Innovation Society opens research center to promote innovation, IP in Europe

Near the end of 2016, a new multidisciplinary research center was forming in Europe under the title European IP Institutes Network (EIPIN) Innovation Society. The organization seeks to …
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
2 months ago 0

How Can Corporate Policies Best Encourage Innovation?

in hyper growth startups and other companies that rely on knowledge workers, the agenda for these value makers must remain as clear as possible. However, sometimes intellectual …
By Derek Handova
3 months ago 7

Patently Surreal: The Obama Strategic Plan on IP Enforcement

It is almost impossible to believe this report is the work product of the Obama Administration. The section on patents, which begins on page 134, reads like a …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 29

Policy Solutions to Repair the US Patent System and Restore Productivity Growth

The declines in productivity growth in recent years are undisputed. There is some controversy over the causes of these declines, particularly, the sources of the declines in …
By Neal Solomon
6 months ago 4

Innovation only occurs when entrepreneurs are incentivized to take risks

Believing that innovation does not come from risk taking inventors, entrepreneurs, start ups, or even from the likes of Silicon Valley, is naïve in the extreme. …
By Gene Quinn
9 months ago 4

UN Panel on Access to Medicines Should Ensure Innovation by Preserving Market Incentives

The dilemma for developing countries is primarily a function of two things: lack of access to existing medicines and absence of innovation on the treatments and cures …

The theory of patents and why strong patents benefit consumers

Consumers benefit most when patents are strongest and act to block actors. When competitors are blocked that means they cannot simply copy and flood the market with …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 9

A patent conversation with Mark Cuban

CUBAN: I have invested in more than 150 companies and never has having or not having a patent impacted the final decision. Small businesses can and do become …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 54

Why you shouldn’t trust Fortune Magazine on patent policy

Like a lemming running off a cliff, Fortune author Jeff John Roberts ignores easily verifiable historical truths in what can really only be described as a hit …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 3

Fixing the patent system requires a return to strong patent rights

The patent system our government has created over the last decade incentivizes stealing patent rights rather than engaging in an arm length negotiation. This is antithetical to …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 38

What ‘The Economist’ Doesn’t Get About Patents

In what can only be characterized as a bizarre, rambling, and intellectually dishonest article, 'The Economist' has inexplicably taken the position that patents are not necessary for …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 35

IP Protection Incentivizes Innovation and Creates Jobs: A Message Worth Repeating

I recently received an inquiry from an IPWatchDog reader, posing several questions about the links between intellectual property protections, innovation and job creation. (Thank you, Marcus!) The …