Posts Tagged: US Economy


Improving Innovation Climate Critical to US Economic Future

We have thoroughly destroyed the manufacturing capabilities of the United States and in the process decimated middle class America. The Supreme Court is forcing an anti-patent agenda …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

The Destruction of a High Tech Economy

Simply stated, strong patent rights are an absolute prerequisite for a high tech economy.... With a steep and significant erosion of patent rights and a horribly uncompetitive …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 76

Australia Court Says Isolated DNA Patent Eligible, Slams SCOTUS

On the very same day that the U.S. jobs report shows unexpectedly weak growth, the Federal Court of Australia issued a ruling directly opposite to the …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 30

Populist Disconnect and the Whittling Away of IP Rights

Stealing originally created content is extremely problematic, whether it is a blog article, a newspaper article, a book, painting, photograph or movie. If you search the Internet …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 25

Does Innovation Lead to Prosperity for All?

Whether innovation benefits the masses or just the elites has major policy ramifications. If the later, shouldn’t government insure a fair division of the economic pie? …
By Joseph Allen
3 years ago 31

Bringing Manufacturing Jobs Back: A Policy for America’s Future

Short-sighted decisions by CEOs and the lack of any leadership, let alone meaningful leadership, in Washington, DC, has placed America on the path of economic ruin. The …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 11

Do Patents Truly Promote Innovation?

Invention, it has been shown, is driven primarily not by genius or happenstance but rather by markets and the expectation of the profit that can be gained …
By David Kline
3 years ago 14

Patent Haters Take Notice! University Innovation Fuels Robust Economic Activity

But how could Universities ever be characterized as non-practicing entities in the first place? If we are going to be intellectually honest there is no way you …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 5

Why Are Individual Inventors Important To America?

Ray Niro writes in defense of independent inventors: Can anyone cite what section of the Constitution or the patent law reserves the right to obtain and enforce …
By Raymond P. Niro
4 years ago 7

U.S. Ranks #5 in 2013 Global Innovation Index

Switzerland and Sweden remain #1 and #2 respectively, but the United States jumped 5 places to #5. According to the report, the United States benefited from a strong education base, with …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

Intellectual Dishonesty About Bayh-Dole Consequences

Prior to the enactment of Bayh-Dole 0 drugs were commercialized from underlying university research. Since Bayh-Dole became law 153 new drugs, vaccines, or new uses for existing drugs are …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 7

World Intellectual Property Indicators 2012: Design Patent Highlights

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) publishes a yearly report of the worldwide intellectual property filings. World Intellectual Property Indicators 2012 estimates draw from approximately 133 Patent offices, and …
By Tracy-Gene Durkin
5 years ago 0

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

Talking Tech Transfer with Todd Sherer, AUTM President, Part II

Todd Sherer: "And what we’re seeing, what the AUTM survey is showing, is that patent budgets are going down. And that’s of concern to me, …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 1

Tech Transfer: A Conversation with AUTM President Todd Sherer

Todd Sherer, Ph.D. is the director of technology transfer at Emory University, and is also currently President of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). Recently …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 2