Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google, referred to at the Big Four, plus Netflix, “dominate society, technology and IP value and valuation,” according to a new
Value associated with small content generators and copyright owners appear to be on a similar downward trajectory as independent inventors and patent holders. Decline in
From Michelangelo to Edison and Bell, inventor success stories are well-known. But patent and inventor abuse stories – such as inventor Robert Kearns’ and his
Can Internet monopolies – adept at providing at providing information – be prevented from violating the rights of individuals, businesses and IP holders, and impeding innovation?
If you thought the 19th Century was a kinder, gentler time for the people responsible for break-through inventions, you would be mistaken – it was
Many law firms still seek to participate in the outcome of clients’ patent litigation, but few are willing to share the cost of obtaining and
Raymond Niro, a highly successful patent litigator who represented primarily inventors and other plaintiffs, passed away on August 9 at the age of 73. It
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
In an information age that worships data and transparency, the trade or business secret has never been more valuable. “Secrets” is an essential guide to
The second annual IP Dealmakers Forum, December 7 – 8, will bring together leaders from the finance, legal and business communities to discuss the issues affecting
Polaroid v. Kodak, concluded in 1991 after 15 years, was the first “billion dollar” patent damages award ($909 million). Until this year, it was the
‘The Intangible Investor’ scrutinizes how to generate the best returns in innovation — Why some significant holders would rather see patents weakened, including their own.