Posts Tagged: debunking myths


Myths about patent trolls prevent honest discussion about U.S. patent system

A $1 trillion a year industry not wanting to pay innovators less than a 1% royalty on the innovations they appropriate (i.e., steal) for their own profits seems …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 13

Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology

Twitter is a perfect case study to demonstrate just how important patents, particularly software patents, are to a start-up company that has aspirations of going public... In …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 28

Are Software Patents Stifling Innovation?

What if (Almost) Everything You Thought You Knew About America’s “Broken” Patent System Was Wrong? What follows is the fourth and final installment in the “Myths …

The ITC and Excessive Patent Damages Myths

Professor Paul Janicke of the University of Houston Law School conducted a study of all damage verdicts in patent infringement cases between 2005 and 2007. He found no pattern …

Are Non-Practicing Entities The Problem?

Patent licensing, in fact, was the principal means by which new inventions were commercialized during the decades before in-house corporate R&D departments emerged in the early 20…

Myths of the Patent Wars: An “Explosion Of Patent Litigation” Greater Than Any in History?

These deceptive claims are meant to justify and buttress a legislative agenda aimed at immunizing this small coterie of technology giants from the costs of their patent …

Debunking the Software Patent “Pen and Paper Myth”

The pen and paper myth goes like this: software should not be patentable because anything that can be done with pen and paper is not an invention …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 139