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Five Ways Patent Litigation Abuse Is Being Solved--Without Legislation (12/2015) Article by Jeffrey Birchak, published in the December 2015 publication of Inventors Digest, Volume 31, Issue 12. Read more
Why Do Inventors Sell to Patent Trolls? (11/2015) Stephen H. Haber (Contact Author) Stanford University - Hoover Institution and Political Science and Seth H. Werfel, Stanford University. (Date posted: January 21, 2015 ; Revised: November 9, 2015) Read more
Fixing the Patent System Requires a Return to Strong Patent Rights (9/2015) By Gene Quinn on September 15, 2015.  Fixing the patent system requires a return to strong patent rights ­ IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read more
IP Litigation in United States District Courts: 1994 to 2014 (8/2015) Sag, Matthew, IP Litigation in United States District Courts: 1994 to 2014 (August 19, 2015). Iowa Law Review, Forthcoming. (Date posted: February 28, 2015 ; Revised: August 21, 2015) Read more
A Generation of Patent Litigation: Outcomes and Patent Quality (6/2015) Risch, Michael, A Generation of Patent Litigation (August 21, 2014). San Diego Law Review, Vol. 52, p. 67 (2015); Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2014-1013. (Date posted: August 23, 2014 ; Revised: June 27, 2015) Read more
Questionable Science Will Misguide Patent Policy - The $83 Billion per Year Fallacy (3/2015) Ron D. Katznelson of Bi-Level Technologies, Questionable Science Will Misguide Patent Policy -- The $83 Billion per Year Fallacy (September 2014). (revised March 30,2015). Read more
Trolls or Great American Inventors: Case Studies of Patent Assertion Entities (3/2015) Holte, Ryan, Saint Louis University Law Journal, 59 (2015): 1 (Date posted: April 19, 2014 ; Revised: March 10, 2015) Read more
Patent 'Reform' is Killing the Right to Invent (3/2015) By Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican, represents California’s 48th District. He serves on the House Science and Technology Committee. Read more
Patent Trolls Serve Valuable Role In Innovation, Stanford Expert Says (2/2015) Stanford political scientist Stephen Haber's research finds that much-maligned patent trolls actually offer inventors protection from potential bankruptcy and may help spur technological innovations.  Article by Stephen Haber, Standford University Political Science and Clifton B. Parker, Stanford News Service. Read more
Patent Reformers Resort to Misrepresentations in WSJ Op-ed: (2/2015) Gene Quinn is a patent attorney and the founder of IPWatchdog.com. He is also a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course, which helps aspiring patent attorneys and patent agents prepare themselves to pass the patent bar exam. Read more
Oxford University Press Blog Post: How the US government Invented & Exploited the “Patent Troll” Hold-up Myth (12/2014) Article by Ron D Katznelson, Ph.D. is the President of Bi-Level Technologies, a California signal-processing technology company. John Howells, PhD is Associate Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark. John researches and teaches in the economics and management of intellectual property and technology development. Read more
Patent Assertion and the Rate of Innovation (10/2014) Lemus, Jorge and Temnyalov, Emil, The Effect of Non-Practicing Entities on the Rate of Innovation.  (Date posted: August 11, 2013 ; Revised: October 25, 2014) Read more
How Patents Provide the Foundation of the Market for Inventions (9/2014) Spulber, Daniel F., How Patents Provide the Foundation of the Market for Inventions (June 26, 2014). Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-14. (Date posted: August 28, 2014 ; Revised: September 11, 2014) Read more
Patents at Issue: The Data Behind the Patent Troll Debate (6/2014) Ashtor, Jonathan H., Michael Mazzeo, and Samantha Zyontz, George Mason Law Review, 21 (2014): 957 Read more
The Patent System Is A Boon - Not A Drain - To The American Economy (6/2014) This story appears on Forbes.com.   Capitol Flows, Contributor with guest post written by David Kappos, former Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and a senior adviser to the Partnership for American Innovation, a trade group funded by Apple, DuPont, Ford, General Electric, IBM, Microsoft, and Pfizer. Read more
Inventing the Smart Phone: Why the ‘Trolls’ Were Saviors (5/2014) Written by Dr. Rocco Leonard Martino.  Posted May 1, 2014. Read more
Trolls And Other Patent Inventions: Economic History And The Patent Controversy In The Twenty-First Century (2014) By B. Zorina Khan, Trolls and Other Patent Inventions: Economic History and the Patent Controversy in the Twenty-First Century.  George Mason Law Review (forthcoming 2014) Read more
Licensing Acquired Patents (2014) Risch, Michael, George Mason Law Review 21 (2014): 979 Read more
Obama on Patents: The One-sided USPTO Patent Litigation Beta (2/2014) Written by Gene Quinn, President & Founder of IPWatchdog, Inc., Patent Attorney, Reg. No. 44,294 on February 26, 2014. Read more
Patent Lawsuits: Senate Legislation Would Seriously Damage Innovation Sector (2/2014) This story appears in the San Jose Mercury News. By Ben Pless and David J. Kappos, February 11, 2014. Ben Pless is president and CEO of Autonomic Technologies. David J. Kappos is a partner at, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and former director of the U.S. Patent and Trade Office. Read more
Thank Heavens For Those Patent Trolls (2/2014) This story appears in the February 10, 2014 issue of Forbes.  By Capitol Flows, Contributor with guest commentary curated by Forbes Opinion. Avik Roy, Editor. Read more
Analyzing the Role of Non-Practicing Entities in the Patent System (1/2014) Schwartz, David L. and Kesan, Jay P., Analyzing the Role of Non-Practicing Entities in the Patent System (January 21, 2014). Cornell Law Review, Vol. 99, Issue 2, pp. 425-456 (2014); Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS13-03; Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 13-01. Read more
Patent Trolls Or Great American Inventors: Case Studies of Patent Assertion Entities (1/2014) Holte, Ryan T., Patent Trolls or Great American Inventors: Case Studies of Patent Assertion Entities (January 1, 2014). St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 59, No. 1, 2014. Read more