Posts Tagged: npe


Are Patents Getting Their Mojo Back?

After a 13% decrease in patent litigation in 2014, we are currently back to the same level of activity that we saw historically, with 2015 shaping up to have an …
13 days ago 8

Why Google Wins by Giving Away Patents to ‘Startups’ Willing to Join the LOT Network

Google is giving away patents to small-ish tech firms who apply and agree to join the License or Transfer (LOT) Network. Google retains a license to the …
1 month ago 4

Uncle Sam the Patent Troll Sues to Stop Generic HIV Drug

HHS is suing a defendant that merely wants to market a generic version of a drug that is used to treat patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). …
5 months ago 12

Patent Licensing is as American as Apple Pie

To hear the rhetoric from lobbyists for some large tech companies you would think patent licensing is some sort of shady business, akin to extortion. Never mind …
5 months ago 4

Devil in Disguise: The Legend of the Villainous Patent Owners

It is truly a shame that so many have bought into the demonization of patent owners without any critical thought. In order to believe the narrative emanating …
5 months ago 26

How misleading scholarship contorts patent enforcement into a Patent Troll fable

One of the largest risks for a successful technology-based small business, startup, or individual inventor, is success itself—successful inventions invite predation by large market incumbents. The …
6 months ago 13

Senate Judiciary Committee seeks balance on patent troll legislation

Earlier today the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on patent reform. The hearing was titled The Impact of Abusive Patent Litigation Practices on the American Economy. …
6 months ago 2

FTC Approves Final Order Barring PAE From Using Deceptive Tactics

The order bars the company, MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC, and its law firm from making deceptive representations when asserting patent rights. The settlement with MPHJ, announced in …
6 months ago 0

Understanding the valuable role played by Patent Trolls

The U.S. economy is full of intermediaries everywhere you look. But for some reason we have demonized the intermediaries in the market for innovation. Think of …
6 months ago 0

Inventors are NOT patent trolls and they are NOT the problem

Large companies can steal your patented technology, make a great deal of money, ignore you all together, and then have the resources, the vast resources in most …
6 months ago 34

Professors Urge Caution on Patent Reform

Earlier today 40 economists and law professors wrote to Senate and House Judiciary leaders explaining that the data it that keeps being cited to justify HR 9, otherwise known …
6 months ago 1

The Innovation Act Will Harm Income, Employment, and Economic Growth

The legal costs of the IP system should be measured against the value of intellectual capital in the U.S. economy, estimated in a study by Kevin …
6 months ago 12