Posts Tagged: taxes


Amazon’s Big Brother Technologies: Tracking Life Milestones and Predicting a User’s Future Location

With data privacy concerns at the forefront in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, it seems that Amazon isn’t completely in the clear when …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 2

Transfer Pricing Basics for IP Professionals

Transfer pricing refers to the prices charged for goods, services, and intellectual property (IP) between or among legal entities of a corporation, including a parent company and …
By Carlo Cotrone & Ekow Acquaah
5 months ago 2

Got IP? Get out. For investors thinking of selling, acting in the next few days is critical.

As of the date of this publication, the US House of Representatives and the Senate have passed the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" as reconciled by the …

Tax Reform will Harm Inventors, High Tech Start-ups

More disturbing than the harmful effects the proposed changes would have – this signals a continuing approach toward patent rights as not being a property right, which contradicts …
By Paul Morinville & Gene Quinn
7 months ago 3

Tax Bill Proposes Repeal of Capital Gains Treatment for Patents

The rule treating the transfer of a patent prior to its commercial exploitation as being available for long-term capital gains treatment would be repealed... Obviously, it is …
By Gene Quinn
8 months ago 7

Diversion of USPTO user fees is a tax on innovation

User fees fund our patent system. The patent system turns ideas into assets. Those assets are used to secure financing and gain access to markets. Financing and …
By Brian O’Shaughnessy
2 years ago 6

Push for online sales tax continues at state and federal levels

Some states have decided that they can’t wait for a federal response on the collection of online sales tax, prompting them to enact their own measures. …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Hillary Clinton agrees patents be suspended until corporations pay their taxes

Last week in Iowa Hillary Clinton promised to use patents owned by giant technology companies as leverage to get them to pay higher taxes. If you listen …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 18

The Advantages of Enacting a Patent Box Regime

The exact terms of a patent box will vary depending on what the drafter is trying to promote. For example, the tax preference could require that the …
By Bernard Knight
3 years ago 6

America Needs a National Manufacturing Policy

I don't believe the federal government needs to coordinate a program or embark upon studies by some blue-ribbon panel. What the federal government needs is to institute …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

Obamacare and the Supremes, A Patent Attorney’s Perspective

A method to reduce the national debt comprising a "Skinny Jeans Tax" whereby... Does anyone think they look good in skinny jeans? Where on earth are the …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 18

A Manufacturing Strategy for 2012: Keeping Jobs & IP in the U.S.

At his speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Commerce Secretary Bryson outlined his top three priorities to help American businesses "build it here and sell …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2

Economic Signs Paint Bleak Picture for the Future

Small businesses are the backbone of the nation's economy and those that are most likely to engage in job creation. Unfortunately, the small businesses surveyed tell a …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 7

U.S. Patent Office Pays More Taxes Than General Electric

General Electric was not the only large U.S. corporation not to pay taxes. According to Citizens for Tax Justice, General Electric had some company. In fact, …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 7

Non Sequitur: We Need to Go Back to the Clinton Tax Rates

For goodness sake, innovation is the key to a better economy, not raising taxes! Simply stated, taxing more at a time when individuals and businesses are doing …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 24