After a record-breaking first quarter, public IP company shares (PIPCOs) under-performed most stocks versus the S&P 500 index in the second quarter. Following a five-year
Many significant tech companies experienced dramatic declines in US patent grants, fueling speculation about the reasons why. While total patent grants were virtually flat, according
In a digital world, fair compensation for creative expression or new ideas, like music and inventions, requires more determination than ever. Intellectual property piracy has
The US intellectual property system has been the envy of nations everywhere. Despite this, confusion reigns about what are patents and other IP rights, and
Cybersecurity firm Blue Coat Systems has decided to opt-out of an initial public offering and sell itself to software security leader Symantec for $4.65 billion.
Stopping new inventions dead in their tracks by making them “automatically” unpatentable might sound like a good idea to some. However, programming a computer to