Posts Tagged: innovation


IBM Calls for an End to the ‘Legal Fiction’ of Current 101 Law

This marks the final installment in my four-part interview with IBM’s Vice President and Assistant General Counsel Mark Ringes and Chief Patent Counsel Manny Schecter. I …
By Gene Quinn
18 days ago 13

Techniques for Patenting Blockchain in Europe, the United States, China and Japan

Patentability of Blockchain is a hot topic primarily because of the tremendous expectations around this emerging, disruptive and promising technology. On December 5, 2018, the European Patent Office (EPO) …
By Andrea Perronace
19 days ago 0

Wayne Evans: One Inventor’s Battle With the Patent Troll Issue

When you see a docket report with a patent lawsuit filed by a non-practicing entity (NPE), do you think it’s just another 'patent troll' taking advantage …
By Gau Bodepudi
19 days ago 28

IBM: Patent Troll Problem is ‘Just Noise’ Post-America Invents Act

This marks Part III of my four-part interview with IBM discussing the state of innovation and the U.S. patent system from the standpoint of a company …
By Gene Quinn
20 days ago 6

Apple’s Next Move: Flexible Device Display Interfaces

Apple has increased its expenditures on research and development recently, spending $3.75 billion on R&D during Q4 2018 compared to just less than $3 billion during Q4 2017—a year-over-year …
By Benjamin Joe
23 days ago 2

How Can I Sell an Idea for Profit? Unlocking the Idea-Invention Dichotomy

Selling an idea and waiting for lottery-like winnings to arrive at your doorstep seems to be the American dream. It is certainly the dream of every inventor, …
By Gene Quinn
30 days ago 6

Brokered Patents are Not Junk—and the Reasons will Surprise You

Occasionally, we hear people say, “brokered patents are all junk.” This begs the question, “are operating companies and non-practicing entities (NPEs) spending hundreds of millions of dollars …

IBM Tops Patent Charts (Again) with 9,100 U.S. Patents in 2018

As it has for the past quarter century, IBM today topped the charts for U.S. patent holders, with 9,100 patents granted in 2018. This is the 26th consecutive …
By Eileen McDermott
1 month ago 0

Celebrating Innovation: IP Laws Encourage Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Without intellectual property protections it makes it impossible for an innovator to compete, raise money, and succeed in business. That was a story told by Joe Kiani, …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 3

The Administration’s Draft ROI Report: A Promising Roadmap for Accelerating Tech Transfer

After months of anticipation, the just released draft paper Return on Investment Initiative to Advance the President's Management Agenda: Unleashing American Innovation signals that the Administration is …
By Joseph Allen
2 months ago 4

Price Controls and Compulsory Licensing Reduce Patient’s Healthcare Options

Once we go down a path of government price controls and compulsory licensing we will have foregone opportunities for other, more rational policy choices and will soon …
By Hans Sauer
3 months ago 6

Protection Strategies for Growth-Phase Companies

When it comes to the IP rights of your competitors, what you don’t know can hurt you. As your company brings new products to the marketplace, …
By Matthew Grady & Daniel Rudoy
4 months ago 0

Protecting IP Builds Confidence and Encourages Investment in the Future

Protecting IP means securing a portion of a $1.2 trillion industry and the 29 million jobs created directly and indirectly by the mobile connectivity ecosystem. As companies like InterDigital …
By William Merritt
4 months ago 1

Patented Innovations Create the Future

If you ever want a pick-me-up, flip through the first 50 pages of any recent Official Gazette from the PTO. Just look at what is issuing week-to-week. Astounding. …
By John White
5 months ago 8

Investing in Inventing: A Patent Process Primer for Startups

The patent process is long and complex, but well worth the effort if it means protecting your invention and your new company. Key decisions made along the …
By Trevor Day & Neil Ferraro
6 months ago 7