The Patent Starter Program announced last week by Google may be less about how the company can help protect young companies from patent “trolls” than
Which companies are truly (disruptively) innovative and which are merely using their R&D to maintain a low-growth franchise has become the subject of worthy debate.
It is unclear that companies with the most significant increases in R&D spending are securing more, better quality or valuable patents. A random study of
More than half of Google and Microsoft’s 2014 US patent grants were in methods-related classes. IBM and Apple also were active filers in these areas.
Opportunities still exist to monetize patents for those willing to do their homework and adjust expectations, veteran patent licensing executive Bob Bramson, a WiLAN director,
VirnetX announced that it has settled a patent infringement suit with Microsoft for $23 million sending its shares up 20%. VirnetX (NYSE: VHC), whose stock had
Cisco deal shows reports of patent licensing’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Patent licensing may no longer be what it once was in areas
Innovation is not threatened by patent “trolls,” says a Virginia IP attorney, but by half-truths about the failure of the patent system spread by businesses
The inability to dominate in its product lines has not prevented Microsoft from crafting a purposeful IP strategy that has generated billions in patent licensing
The emerging public IP company space took an an unexpectedly positive turn last week. Rockstar Consortium, with a portfolio of more than 4,000 communications patents,
Apple’s high-profile and short-lived win against Samsung may turn into the licensing agreement that it should have been in the first place. On Friday Judge
Some buyers prefer to pay a premium for a large but still vague patent portfolio than for a handful of proven rights. “So, sue me,”