Posts Tagged: patent license


Kimble v. Marvel – Supreme Court quiets criticism of per se rule against post-patent royalties

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC (2015) rejuvenates a 50-year-old rule that limits collecting patent royalties after a patent expires. …
2 months ago 7

Time to Get Back to Business

While some companies continue to wait and see, we saw a dramatic shift in late 2014. The most sophisticated companies on IP matters used the uncertainty to their …
3 months ago 0

Patents: The future of competitive success through innovation

Now more than ever succeeding is all about making better products and offering new and improved services quicker and more reliably than your competitors. Surprisingly, at a …
5 months ago 2

Post Grant Patent Challenges Concern Universities, Pharma

Gulbrandsen’s chief complaint with the U.S. system centers around the fact that it has become enormously easy to challenge issued patents once they have been …
5 months ago 0

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

The Importance of Patents and Academic Technology Transfer

This patenting step is absolutely crucial for the commercialization of inventions. In the absence of a strong intellectual property system – specifically patents – most of those inventions will …
5 months ago 0

The Role of Academic Institutions in the Nation’s Innovation System

Universities are dependent upon the U.S. patent system and the capacity of that system to protect the legitimate intellectual property rights of individual university inventors and …
6 months ago 0

In Defense of Patents and Licensing: Why the Newest Attack is Bogus

Fortunately, a new study showing that academic patent licensing contributed more than $1 trillion to the U.S. economy over eighteen years blows the stuffing right out of …
6 months ago 1

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

Don’t Complicate Things: Existence of a License Comes Down to the Terms of a Contract

In a case located at the intersection of bankruptcy and IP law, the Third Circuit ruled that, under the terms of a contract, Walt Disney Studios Motion …
6 months ago 1

Biased Findings on Patent Licensing Belie Clear Empirical Evidence

They found that citations were elevated for licensed patents. Moreover, most citations occurred after the patent was licensed. That licensing of patented technology increases its diffusion and …
6 months ago 7

Flawed survey erroneously concludes patent licensing does not contribute to innovation

There are a variety of problems with this paper, the conclusions reached and the methodology. Perhaps the largest problem is that Professors Feldman and Lemley rely on …
6 months ago 21