Archive for the ‘Patent Strategy’ Category

Public domain and failure of the patent system to meet its Constitutional mandate.

  After attending 27 conferences this year, something clicked.  My original thoughts for this probably emerged while talking to innovators and hackers at the Open Knowledge conference in Geneva, Switzerland this past September.  In a conversation today in Dallas with Judge Plager of the Federal Circuit and Dennis Crouch of Patently-o, my thoughts solidified as […]

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A tale of two patents

  This past week, I was the first to reach the stack of mail to our Staten Island office. I try hard not to micromanage my staff, so when I grab the mail, it’s usually a bad idea. Before I turned over the pile, however, I noticed two familiar looking envelopes from the United States […]

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China—an awakening IP giant

When Commissioner Tian Lipu from SIPO (the Chinese Patent Office), visited the SIPO/US Bar Liaison Council Conference at Cardozo School of Law on June 3, 2013, his remarks  explained many of our common conceptions of IP in China, and also dispelled many misconceptions. The most common misconception is that China disregards or doesn’t protect IP rights. […]

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GE’s IP counsel takes a surprising position on so-called “patent trolls”

  When a corporate IP counsel speaks to a group of patent lawyers, what position do you expect them to take about those companies that don’t make products, but assert their patents against companies that do? Negative, right? This is what made Richard Rainey’s keynote address at the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Lawyers group […]

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South Korean and French governments enter the patent buying game?

  There is no question that the landscape has changed for considering the potential value of patents. And there is no question that business models have shifted—from using patents to support and perpetuate profits made through manufacturing, to using patents to make profits from the manufacturing activities of others.  So-called “patent trolls” make money by […]

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