Posts Tagged: Patent Trolls


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 …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 34

The Innovation Act vs. The Innovation System

There is no credible evidence behind proposals to make the drastic changes embodied in the Innovation Act, the removal of discretion from judges to judge each case …
By Dr. Kirti Gupta 1 year ago 3

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 …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 1

Carly Fiorina says Innovation Act only benefits large corporations, not innovators

Carly Fiorina: '[W]atch carefully who is supporting that [the Innovation Act]. It’s not the small it’s the big. It’s the big companies …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 0

Senator Coons – Patents are about the American Dream

Senator Coons: ''[P]atents are not just foundational. Patents are really about the American Dream. They are about what it means to come to this country …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 1

Demand Letter Legislation Must be Narrowly Tailored

An effort to address bad actors may unnecessarily create significant hurdles for innovators seeking to enforce or license the rights to their own innovations. The fear of …

Fee-shifting won’t do anything to stop Patent Trolls

The company that just forcefully promised to fight the troll at all costs now can’t write the check fast enough. The case settles, the corporation feels …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 0

Notice letters and licensing communications are an important part of the U.S. patent system

Notice letters play an important role in the patent system. Indeed, as the Supreme Court has explained, ''[p]atents would be of little value if infringers …
By Laurie Self 1 year ago 2

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 …
By Daniel Spulber 1 year ago 12

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 …

Innovator pushed from market sues Apple, Best Buy for patent infringement

Once upon a time Comarco manufactured products, but the company was pushed from the industry by cheaper infringing products. That makes the Comarco story a prime example …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 10

NPEs vs Patent Trolls: How to build a healthy innovation ecosystem

The recent public discourse is purposely blurring the line between NPEs and trolls. Research labs and universities are all NPEs. But it would be not only incorrect …
By Matteo Sabattini 1 year ago 5

Demonizing monetizers undermines the patent system

Phil Hartstein is the President and CEO of Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNJN)... On January 6, 2015, I interviewed Hartstein, which appears below. We had a wide ranging and …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 7

Politics and Patent Reform: The Baby is in Danger in this Bathwater

It might now be said that, in the United States, reward for innovation is another “loss” to be eliminated or minimized. Watch out inventors. Instead of address …

Lee Confirmation Hearing Dominated by Talk of Patent Reform and Patent Trolls

The issue of patent reform and patent trolls would go on to dominate the confirmation hearing. At one point during his questioning of Lee, Senator Dick Durbin (…
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 14