Posts Tagged: intellectual property clause


Patents, Copyrights and the Constitution, Perfect Together

James Madison — the fourth President of the United States and the father of the U.S. Constitution — wrote the usefulness of the power granted to Congress in …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 9

America’s Need For Strong Intellectual Property Protection

It is also important to recognize that the social, political and economic impact of strong protections for intellectual property cannot be overstated. In the social context, the …
By Robert J. Rando
2 years ago 6

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, “…

The Default Law of Joint IP Ownership

The popular media’s reports of the demise of IP rights (especially patents) are premature and greatly exaggerated. IP remains valuable to enterprises of all sizes and …
By Raymond Millien
2 years ago 1

Fully Baking Joint IP Ownership into Collaboration Agreements

It seems the since-kindergarten, ingrained notion of sharing supersedes our B.S., M.S., J.D., Ph.D. and/or M.B.A. training in this respect! …
By Raymond Millien
2 years ago 3

Authors Challenged by Shifting Industry Business Models

The new reality is that content creators are getting squeezed all around. Increasingly many want things to be free and don't care whether they copy a public …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

Setting the Record Straight: Patent Trolls vs. Progress

Mr. Kessler believes that Mr. Madison did not understand what he was doing or, at best, did not foresee the expense that patent litigation would involve in …
By Bob Zeidman
6 years ago 14

Challenging Hal Wegner on Patent Law and the Constitution

Typically I let what Hal writes slide off my back because I don't take him seriously. Having said that, the other day he did one of his …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 17

Patents, Copyrights and the Constitution, Perfect Together

As James Madison stated in Federalist Paper No. 43, the usefulness of the Congresses power to award both patents and copyrights “will scarcely be questioned.” Madison, Debates in …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 38

Supreme Court Will Review Constitutionality of Restoring Expired Copyrights in Foreign Works

Earlier this week the United States Supreme Court granted the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by lawyers from Stanford Law School’s Fair Use Project (…
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 3