Posts Tagged: npe


Loan fraud charges filed by SEC target notable patent troll Jay Mac Rust

The patent trolling by MPHJ and owner, Texas lawyer Jay Mac Rust, are well known. But now the SEC is going after Jay Mac Rust in federal …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 2

Keeping an eye on patent trolls

Regulators face a twofold challenge: First, they need to balance the legitimate interests of patent holders and licensees in order to determine which activities and contracts the …
By Ralf Boscheck
3 months ago 5

Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, courts

"Patent troll," the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent …
By Bruce Berman
3 months ago 11

What Can the FTC’s PAE Study Teach Us?

The set of questions asked will also naturally curb the conclusions that can be drawn from the study. This is true of any survey, but it is …
By Anne Layne-Farrar
3 months ago 0

‘Science’ publishes biased patent trolling article, regurgitating Harvard patent hatred

Pre-litigation review of cases to weed out instances of patent trolling sounds like a great idea, but what more weeding out do the authors want? Since the …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
3 months ago 23

What Can We Learn from the FTC’s Patent Assertion Entity Study?

It’s very unlikely that obtaining data from just 25 PAEs will provide a representative sampling of PAEs given that the universe of PAEs is largely unknown and …
By Dr. Fritz Scheuren
3 months ago 3

Why the FTC study on PAEs is destined to produce incomplete and inaccurate results

First, the definition of PAE used by the FTC characterizes all PAEs as the same. But in treating patent licensing firms as a homogenous category, the FTC …
By Kristen Osenga
3 months ago 6

Congressman Issa calls patent trolls and plaintiffs interchangeable during ITC hearing

The Subcommittee is Chaired by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), who has been an outspoken advocate for the need for more patent reform in order to provide relief …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
3 months ago 16

NPE 2016: The Business of Responsible Licensing

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, IAM will host NPE 2016: The Business of Responsible Licensing in New York City. This all day event will feature moderator-led panel discussions on all …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 0

IP Threats and Collaboration in the Auto Industry

In 1903, Henry Ford was hit with a patent lawsuit while watching his first automobiles get loaded into boxcars. IP issues have plagued the auto industry every since. …
By Toshio Nakajima
5 months ago 4

RPX says NPE patent litigation increased in 2015, Eastern District of Texas leads way

Patent risk solutions provider RPX yesterday released its 2015 NPE Activity: Highlights report, which offers a first look at trends in patent litigation activity for 2015. According to RPX, …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 17

Why Libertarians Should Support a Strong Patent System

Libertarians believe in property rights and government protection of those rights as one of the few necessary requirements of government. Ownership of property and free markets leads …
By Bob Zeidman & Eashan Gupta
7 months ago 78

US close to innovation heart attack, warns Priceline founder Jay Walker

Jay Walker: "Any marketplace that cannot make a deal without filing a lawsuit in federal court is in deep trouble... The results of this mess are sad …
By Gene Quinn
8 months ago 24

Patent Fee Shifting Stops Not Only Patent Trolls But Industry Bullies Too

What may be less well known is that Octane was not itself a “patent troll” case. Rather, Octane involved another kind of abusive patent litigation; namely, a …
By Rudy Telscher & Kara R. Fussner
10 months ago 4

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 …
By Louis Carbonneau
11 months ago 8