Posts Tagged: patent monopoly


The Myth of ‘Trivial’ Drug Patents

Critics of drug patents often claim that when initial drug patents expire, drug companies stuff their patent portfolios with “trivial” patents that unjustifiably extend their patent monopoly …
By David Forman
2 years ago 6

Is the Supreme Court anti-patent?

Is the Supreme Court anti-patent? it has been suggested to me that such rhetoric, whether true or not, is unhelpful and puts those urging pro-patent views on …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 72

A Poor History of Wright Brothers Concludes they were Patent Trolls

In the first sentence of the entire article, the author falls prey to a misconception often parroted by those with anti-patent viewpoints, namely that patent protection is …

Debunking the Myth that Patents Create a Monopoly

When there is no market there can never be a monopoly because you cannot be in exclusive control of a non-existent market, and you cannot manipulate prices …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 14

The patent views of Peter Thiel and what they mean for the Trump Administration

Although the tech industry is big in America, the industry itself was not big on the idea of a Trump presidency. Trump, however, did have one very …

Musk fanboys at Barron’s take dim view of patents at their own readers’ expense

A recent Barron's editorial, however, has raised some eyebrows among those who are familiar with the effect of proper patent enforcement on financial fortunes. Published May 14th, “…

Debunking Innovative Copycats and the Patent Monopoly

The moral of the story for those in the anti-patent community is this: get a clue! Why not do something radical like becoming informed on the topics …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 98

Invention to Patent: The Pitfalls, Perils and Process

There are a number of things that you need to know about the invention and patent process that can help you focus your efforts and know what …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 2

Emotion and Anecdotes Should Not Drive Patent Policy Debate

Who among us likes monopolies? Monopolies charge super competitive prices and consumers have no leverage, which leads frequently to inferior goods or services that consumers are forced …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 4

Debunking the Myth that Patents Create a Monopoly

Many inventors operate under the misunderstanding that getting a patent is like owning Boardwalk and Park Place in the popular board game "Monopoly." Unfortunately, turning a patent …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 16

A Better Mouse Trap: Patents and the Road to Riches

To paraphrase the famous quote of Ralph Waldo Emerson, if you build a better mouse-trap the world will make a path to your door. Inventors and entrepreneurs …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 9