It’s unclear whether attempts by lawmakers and the courts to rein-in invalid patents and bad patent-holder behavior have succeeded in improving the system. Whatever the
2014 Patent Verdicts Suggest the Best IP Rights Remain Valuable if More Difficult to Monetize
While $50 million-and-up patent verdicts were up in the first half of 2014, there were only two wins higher than $131M and none from NPEs.
Copyright Monetization Business is Latest IP Enforcement Play
New IP licensing model is generating opportunity for content providers and investors; obstacles for file-sharers. Rightscorp is an IP licensing business model of a different stripe.
New Patent Sector Index: PIPCOs Trail the S&P 500 over 3-Yr Period
Despite their increased size and capital most small public companies that rely significantly on patent licensing have yet to prove they can compete with other
Top Plaintiffs are Operating Cos Not NPEs, New Study Shows
Seven of the top ten plaintiffs with the most patents asserted in cases open in 2013 are operating companies. Data presented in a report released
New Book Takes a Hard Look at How Businesses Profit from Patents
‘The Intangible Investor’ scrutinizes how to generate the best returns in innovation — Why some significant holders would rather see patents weakened, including their own.
Silicon Valley Execs Collude to Steal from Engineers, says Pando Daily
Confidential internal Google and Apple memos, buried within piles of court dockets and reviewed by and reported in PandoDaily, clearly show that what began as a
Can a Publicly Held Patent Buying Service Solve the ‘Troll’ Problem?
An article in Fortune by a former litigator examines a possible market solution for what he calls “the nation’s most pressing legal challenge.” Taking on the Trolls
Patent Troll “Witch Hunt” Slammed; IP Litigation Tactics, Too
Companies and lawmakers who bash businesses that license patents got a dose of their own bitter medicine this week when their techniques were compared with
Pandora Suit Against ASCAP May Portend Future for Inventors as well as Songwriters
The royalties guaranteed to songwriters for playing their work on radio, television, and in restaurants and retail establishments are being threatened by a law suit
Vringo’s Potential $1b in Google-AOL Patent Case is not Yet a Win
While the court’s decision to enhance damages last week is a big positive, Google is unlikely to accept defeat without a fight. Vringo, Inc.’s shares
Expiration of Key 3D Printing Patents in February Will Fuel Growth and Confusion
Fewer fundamental patents on the most basic 3D printers is unlikely to have an immediate impact on most businesses, IP holders or investors. A few