Posts Tagged: US Economy


Respect for IP can be Taught and Nurtured

IP rights are often viewed as barriers, not assets. No wonder respect for IP is at an all-time low, and pilfering of IP rights is widely acceptable. …
By Marshall Phelps
4 days ago 10

A Few Thoughts on the Supreme Court’s Section 101 Jurisprudence

I am particularly concerned about the impact this case law has on the patent application process. Instead of focusing on novelty and clarity, examiners and applicants alike …
By Senator Chris Coons
15 days ago 116

A Weak Patent System Increases Inequality, Protects Incumbent Monopolies

The consequences of a weakened patent system are increased inequality, a higher competitive bar for market entrants, protection of incumbent monopoly profits, decreased competition, disincentive to invest …
By Neal Solomon
19 days ago 23

What Trump Needs To Do About Patent Policy in Order to Promote Economic Growth

The result of attacks on the patent system has been a concerted critique of key elements for protecting patent rights. These have included enabling the PTO to …
By Neal Solomon
2 months ago 26

Counterfeit NFL jerseys highlight issues of fake apparel from China

Misspellings, $20 for a $200 jersey, encouraging use of Western Union wire transfers, and no visible mention of being officially licensed NFL merchandise should raise at least some suspicions... …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 6

Doing the Math on Patent Trolls: The U.S. patent system is a most efficient government program

Patents and the innovators who own them do not “cost” the U.S. economy tens of billions of dollars each year. This claim has been repeatedly and …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
2 months ago 0

Obama’s Anti-Patent Bias Led to the Destruction of His Legacy

Barack Obama came to office with the suspicion that patents caused higher prices and created market inefficiencies. He set a mission to disassemble the patent system, which …
By Neal Solomon
2 months ago 35

Trump Should Make American Manufacturing Great Again, and More Innovative Too

By outsourcing manufacturing to the lowest bidder abroad not only have we destroyed the working middle class in America, but also we are also increasingly turning over …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 25

Make American Innovation Great Again

It's a fundamental principal of economics that the secure ownership of personal property is essential for prosperity. Walk through any public park and see how seldomly people …
By Joseph Allen
3 months ago 6

Connecting the Dots of a Weak Patent System and Productivity Growth Decline

Technology transfer is blocked in a weak patent system since companies employ the “efficient infringement” model. In a weak patent system, enforcement is expensive and burdensome, supplying …
By Neal Solomon
5 months ago 5

How I Discovered Strong Patents Are Critical for America

Over the past 25 years, I have patented innovations relating to digital watermarking, content recognition, deep packet inspection, rights management, and related technologies. Today digital watermarking is found …
By Scott Moskowitz
5 months ago 29

Correlation of U.S. Patent System and Productivity Growth

By providing a property right in exchange for the disclosure of a novel and useful invention, patent law supplied an incentive to perform risky and expensive scientific …
By Neal Solomon
5 months ago 13

Economic Trends and Productivity Growth Decline in America

In the past decade, economic growth, wage growth, business investment and productivity growth have declined dramatically. Economists have discovered that productivity growth alone explains the dramatic development …
By Neal Solomon
5 months ago 28

Autonomous Vehicles to Include Self-Driving Shopping Carts?

According to the patent application filed by Walmart, the system will utilize a series of docking stations, sensors, motors and cameras to offer consumers the ability to "…
By Renee Quinn
5 months ago 0

Dear Candidate: Is patent reform a catalyst for future innovation in the US?

Patent reform is a subject that most Americans are unfamiliar with. Additionally, significant lobbying efforts and financial resources dedicated by large corporations have confused the subject further. …
By Warren Tuttle
7 months ago 8