Posts Tagged: patent thicket


Bipartisan Agreement That Drug Prices Are a Problem (and Patents are Complicated) Could Mean Changes for Pharma

During a hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Tuesday titled, “Intellectual Property and the Price of Prescription Drugs: Balancing Innovation and Competition,” senators heard …
By Eileen McDermott
4 months ago 12

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
5 years ago 3

Hacking through Patent Thickets

Many of you are privy to the problem of excessive patents. You have all seen the articles about yet another cellphone company infringing on yet another patent, …
By Dolly Krishnaswamy
6 years ago 0

America’s First Patent Thicket: Sewing Machine War of the 1850s

The story of the invention and development of the sewing machine challenges these two assumptions insofar as it is a story of a patent thicket in an …
By Adam Mossoff
7 years ago 65