Posts Tagged: foster innovation


Protecting property rights in works of authorship spurs creative innovations

Today, copyright drives innovation in the creative industries and in other industries as well, providing tremendous economic benefits to our economy. The outputs of the creative industries …

The theory of patents and why strong patents benefit consumers

Consumers benefit most when patents are strongest and act to block actors. When competitors are blocked that means they cannot simply copy and flood the market with …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 9

Why you shouldn’t trust Fortune Magazine on patent policy

Like a lemming running off a cliff, Fortune author Jeff John Roberts ignores easily verifiable historical truths in what can really only be described as a hit …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 3

Fixing the patent system requires a return to strong patent rights

The patent system our government has created over the last decade incentivizes stealing patent rights rather than engaging in an arm length negotiation. This is antithetical to …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 38

Looking Down on the Patent System from the Ivory Tower

The patent system is not a tool for entrenched interests to stifle competition, as so many professors seem to believe. Patents allow independent inventors and small companies …
By Joseph Allen
5 years ago 26

What ‘The Economist’ Doesn’t Get About Patents

In what can only be characterized as a bizarre, rambling, and intellectually dishonest article, 'The Economist' has inexplicably taken the position that patents are not necessary for …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 35

Does Stealing Intellectual Property Boost Innovation?

Confiscating other people’s property is hardly the way to stimulate prosperity or creativity. If it were, Venezuela would be one of the richest, most innovative countries …
By Joseph Allen
5 years ago 7

IP Protection Incentivizes Innovation and Creates Jobs: A Message Worth Repeating

I recently received an inquiry from an IPWatchDog reader, posing several questions about the links between intellectual property protections, innovation and job creation. (Thank you, Marcus!) The …

Refocusing the TPP Debate – IP Rights are Critical to Improving Public Health

To listen to the critics, one would believe that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement marks the end of the world for global health, especially for the …

Maximizing innovation requires a strong patent system

If a weak patent system were the answer you would expect countries that have a weak patent system, or no patent system at all, to have run …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 9

The patent system hangs in the balance

IBM is proud to be the top recipient of US patents for the 22nd consecutive year. It should come as no surprise that we believe in a …
By Manny Schecter
5 years ago 28

Exclusive Interview with Jaime Siegel of Acacia Research

Siegel: "I think this effort to destroy the value of intellectual property is a bigger wet towel on innovation. When startup companies, after they get their angel …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 3

Patent Trolls are NOT the Biggest Barrier to Innovation

This survey shows what those in the industry have long known — patent trolls and the need for patent reform are NOT the biggest problems facing the high …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 12

Silicon Valley’s Anti-Patent Propaganda: Success at What Cost?

To a large extent Apple, Microsoft and many other Silicon Valley innovators went along with the anti-patent rhetoric perfected by the Google machine. The Silicon Valley elite …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 23

Fairy Tales and Other Irrational Beliefs About Patents

Without a competitive advantage sane people do not invest money in even simple gadgets, which is why it is extraordinarily difficult to get a licensing deal without …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 61