Posts Tagged: Robin Feldman


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

Massive Litigation Spike in Response to America Invents Act

Professor Feldman has found striking new data on patent trolling and the effects of the America Invents Act, which to me suggests that the AIA has clearly …
2 years ago 7

Copyright at the Bedside: Should We Stop the Spread?

Doctors and researchers are quietly acquiescing to the demands of those asserting copyright in medical tests, for fear of becoming entwined in lengthy and expensive legal proceedings …
2 years ago 1

Patent Monetization Entities Filed 58% of Lawsuits in 2012

Our analysis of the full set of cases across the chosen years confirms what we saw in the smaller sample: patent infringement litigation by patent monetization entities …
2 years ago 1

Patent Pending: Corporations, the Constitution, and the Human Gene

The Honorable Alex Kozinski immediately posed the question—by way of an analogy to scientists who stare at the stars—of why should someone be able to …
3 years ago 3

Supporting Proposed Rules on Disclosure of Real-Party-in-Interest

In the last five years, the patent market has undergone a change of seismic proportions. Patent rights are now regularly stripped from any underlying product and traded …
3 years ago 2

FTC, DOJ to Hold Workshop on Patent Assertion Entity Activities

This workshop will examine the economic and legal implications of patent assertion entity (PAE) activity, as distinct from prototypical “non-practicing entity” (NPE) activity, such as developing and …
3 years ago 15

The America Invents Act 500: Effects of Patent Monetization Entities on US Litigation

Any discussion of flaws in the United States patent system inevitably turns to the system’s modern villain: non-practicing entities. They are known more colorfully as patent …
3 years ago 2

Patent Mass Aggregators: The Giants Among Us

The types of returns promised to investors and the types of benefits offered to participants are also quite different from garden-variety non-practicing entities, as are some of …
4 years ago 21