Despite the high economic relevance of innovation and explosive invention growth reflected in the number of patents issued annually by the United States Patent and Trademark
Despite the increasing value of intellectual property in general, and trade secrets in particular, suits filed have remained remarkably steady over the past several years.
There are abundant statistics on the cost of counterfeit goods, copyright infringement and even the negative impact of patent “trolls,” but nothing on the estimated
A California jury has awarded pharmaceutical drug company Merck $200 million, a fraction of what it had sought, for infringement of two of its patents
While many high-tech patents are suffering from devaluation the value of some pharmaceutical patents is soaring. Merck & Co. won a legal victory over