Posts Tagged: US Economy


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

Protecting the U.S. Patent System

Over the past several months, these Multinational Mega-Techs --- the same folks that had previously disguised themselves as a Coalition for Patent Fairness (“CPF”) and leveraged the …
By Dan Leckrone
5 years ago 7

Forfeiting the Future Over Irrational Fear of Software Patents

If you haven't noticed America doesn't make anything any more, at least nothing that is tangible. Everything we buy is made in China, or Mexico or Viet …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 92

Patent Rights: A Spark or Hindrance for the Economy?

One just thinks of the fact that five years ago Blackberry was the industry standard, dominant forever, and now it is basically exposed to ridicule because virtually …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 26

Open Innovation is the Answer for the U.S. Economy

Innovation and how to foster next generation technologies is a topic of very active discussion within businesses across the country. But how can America continue to be …
By Eric Burkhard
5 years ago 9

Patent Verdicts We Planned For

News analysis and op-ed pieces following the $1 billion jury decision in Apple v. Samsung have been filled with reactive statements critical of the US patent system. Apple’…
By Manus Cooney
5 years ago 4

Bob Stoll Part 2 – Innovation, Economy, Patent Examination

In part 1 of my interview with Stoll we discussed his adjusting to life in the private sector, the fact that he doesn't enjoy the billable hour part …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 2

The Good Steward – Turning Federal R&D into Economic Growth

By SENATOR BIRCH BAYH --- What should we say about a steward that manages billions of dollars in public research funds not aimed at finding commercial products …
By Senator Birch Bayh
5 years ago 6

Weakening the ITC’s Patent Jurisdiction Will Harm US Economy

Licensing U.S. intellectual property strengthens the economy and improves our trade balance. Section 337, the statute that regulates unfair practices in import trade, is a key element …
By Bernard J. Cassidy
5 years ago 5

Combating Counterfeiting and Unauthorized Product Sales

Criminals on all levels — from opportunistic, small-time thieves to major drug cartels — are finding that the penalties for intellectual property crimes pale in comparison to the penalties …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

Patent Lawsuits Extreme: Household Names Compete for Customers, Brand Reputation and Innovative Technologies

But how exactly do patents do all of these wonderful things for companies? Unlike trademarks and copyrights, patents are incredibly difficult to acquire. But a patent, once …
By Danee Garone
5 years ago 0

IP Contributes $5 Trillion and 40 Million Jobs to US Economy

Today I attended the an event on Intellectual Property and the US Economy which was held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House grounds. …
By Renee C. Quinn
6 years ago 11

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

Patent Filings Up Worldwide, Outpacing GDP Growth

The question, however, is whether this increased inventive activity is sustainable in light of the overwhelming backlogs faced by Patent Offices around the world. It is great …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2