By: lesliedware | April 11, 2016

BusinessWire recently released a report discussing Optis UP's latest acquisition: 


http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160406006450/en/Unwired-Planet-Divest-Patent-Business

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By: lesliedware | September 24, 2015

IPWatchdog recently released additional commentary on the Innovation Act. To read the article in its entirety, follow the link here. An excerpt is below. 

"If the goal is to insulate small businesses from charges of patent infringement then why not actually write that into the bill so that problem is addressed? Even if the Innovation Act gets passed as written small businesses could still be sued for patent infringement. Indeed, the promise that the Innovation Act is about stopping patent litigation against small businesses is about as truthful as the promise that you could keep your own doctor, or if you like your insurance you can continue to keep it."


-Leslie Ware

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By: lesliedware | September 15, 2015

Gene Quinn of IP Watchdog recently published an article that applied the Coase theorem to the patent system. Below is an excerpt from the article. Read the article in its entirety here


"The theory that law should maximize certainty and minimize transaction costs to facilitate an efficient, arms-length negotiation of rights is called the Coase theorem. The Coase theorem is attributed to Nobel Laureate Ronald Coase, who certainly would not approve of the mess all three branches of government have made of the U.S. patent system over the last decade. Wholesale changes to the law both through statutory changes and case law shifts have created sweeping changes to the underlying property right grant, as well as the overall desirability of ob...

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By: lesliedware | August 27, 2015

The Biotechnology Industry Association published a report earlier this year that emphasized the importance of academic patent licensing. This is further analysis of the previous blog post about the Bayh-Dole act. Download the report here:  https://www.bio.org/articles/Value-of-Academic-Industry-Patents


-Leslie Ware

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By: lesliedware | August 25, 2015

Joseph Allen recently published an excellent article on the effect of patents on American innovation. Below is an excerpt from the article. You can read the article in its entirety here


"Thus, the patent system is not a tool for entrenched interests to stifle competition as Professors Boldrin and Levine would have us believe. Patents allow independent inventors and small companies to compete against better funded rivals, who would otherwise simply take away their inventions.

The next time your flight lands safely, you might say a silent thank you to the Wright brothers. They never graduated from high school, yet showed the world how to travel up into the air and come back down again. Our system allowed two mechanics from Dayton, Ohio– ...

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