Posts Tagged: patent incentive


A sensible response: Do not rush to pass a bill

The sensible response to all these new and evolving circumstances is not a rush to pass a bill, but a pause to evaluate the rapidly changing situation. …

Can Diagnostics Companies Afford to Provide Ebola Testing?

In a least one instance, a major laboratory test provider has indicated (in confidence) that it would not be entering the Ebola testing market for three principle …

Unlocking Patents: The Cost of Failure, The Benefits of Success

LITAN: ''But let’s go back to the main point again from our paper, which is that we need to switch the national conversation about patents to …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

An Exclusive Interview with Robert Litan

LITAN: ''Cross industry variation in the use of patents shouldn’t mean that we should just junk the patent system. As I said, the alternatives to go …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 3

How to Promote Innovation: The Economics of Incentives

Innovation is a powerful economic force and driver of both development and prosperity. Yet the Supreme Court’s recent decisions undermine the incentives to innovate in areas …

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
8 years ago 14

Patent Law 2.0: Not the Answer the Developing World Needs

In a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, Amy Kapczynski argues that the Supreme Court of India’s strict interpretation of the country’s …

What is a Patent? Understanding Patents and Patent Law 101

The patent system incentivizes innovation. This is accomplished by granting exclusive rights to inventors or the corporations who own rights by and through their inventor employees. This …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 1

Supremes Say Reverse Payments May Be Antitrust Violation

On Monday, June 17, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision on so-called “reverse payments.” This decision will impact how brand name drug companies and generics …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 3

What the NY Times Doesn’t Understand about the Patent System

These first-level-thinkers just assume that information would be disseminated at the same rate without a patent system, which is so ridiculous it is hard to take anyone …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 18

Going Grassroots in 2011: Fighting the Assault on Patent Rights

In 2011 expect Congress to take up patent reform again, expect it to go nowhere, and expect the anti-patent forces to continue to look to the Courts to …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 34

Quinn and Koepsell Discuss Gene Patents on GritTV

Last Monday, October 26, 2009, I had the opportunity to discuss gene patents on GritTV with host Laura Flanders. I appeared on the show via Skype video along with …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 20

Responding to Critics: My View on Patents & Innovation

I seem to have started a firestorm by writing a post openly questioning how a patent attorney (i.e., Stephan Kinsella) could be of the opinion that …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 72