We Are Not Alone . . . .

Neal Solomon’s well-written, thoughtful IPWatchdog post (linked below) presents a patent policy agenda for President-elect Trump. It also is a policy roadmap for all pro-patent advocates in the months ahead. Already it has attracted 26 comments, many of which add other important pro-patent policy proposals. The harms it describes are especially applicable to research universities. Moreover it not only demonstrates that our pro-patent ranks have swelled , it warns us that commercialization of research universities’ basic research cannot continue if patents are insufficiently reliable to support private sector investment in commercially promising scientific research. When commercialization becomes impossible congressional R&D grants will no longer be politically justifiable. Continue reading We Are Not Alone . . . .

Bass Successful Patent Challenge By Adds Intrigue To Reform Debate

Enclosed below is a link an article by Michael Rosen who writes intelligently for Tech Policy Daily but roots repeatedly for congressional enactment of mega-tech litigation reform. In today’s TPD post he likens hedge fund mogul Kyle Bass’ recent favorable decision on one of his many short sale-IPR filing schemes to the Cubs’ World Series triumph. Rosen reports it had taken Bass 18 months to actually invalidate a patent! Bass could not care less. Continue reading Bass Successful Patent Challenge By Adds Intrigue To Reform Debate

Efficient Infringement’s Consequences Are Mostly Unavailable

The Quinn-Keller dialogue below is must reading. Today’s patent problem isn’t patent trolls. It is the diminishing availability of infringement damages after efficient infringement. In the case of IT hardware companies like Apple, in a post IPR environment efficient infringement is virtually inevitable. In a post HR 9 business environment it will become virtually mandated. Continue reading Efficient Infringement’s Consequences Are Mostly Unavailable