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
The emergence of contrarian patent investors – bargain hunters hoping to cash in on decidedly soft market for licensing and sales – are an indication that the
Fintech, or financial technology, is a rapidly growing industry with more than $15 billion of venture capital invested to date and even more on the
In what some patent holders are hoping will be a harbinger of things to come, publicly traded IP licensing companies are enjoying an unusually strong