With patent litigation down 13% over 2013, and median damages awards just $2.9 million, the lowest in at least 20 years, NPEs are still besting
On Friday May 8 Google will launch a two week experiment in acquiring patents from mainly small businesses and inventors. Directly, or indirectly, the Patent
There is a great deal of agreement that patent quality is lacking, but surprisingly little about how to define and achieve it. Patent quality is
The goal of the USPTO gathering is to promote discussion of ways to improve patent quality. The first Patent Quality Summit will take place at
Companies that denigrate independent patent holders who enforce their rights should take care not put all of the blame for the patent system’s ills on
Executives of top patent holders will participate in “NPE 2015: The Business of Responsible Licensing” to be held in NYC’s financial district on March 12.
Google’s successful CAFC appeal has vacated Vringo’s already reduced $30M award. Could it have quit while it was ahead? Vringo stock traded as high as
More and better patents have greater meaning for licensors now that a petitioner can seek an internal review (IPR) canceling a patent because of a
What’s to be learned from PwC’s 2014 Patent Litigation Survey that we don’t already know? Patent suits are at an all-time high, with almost 6,500
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.
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.
Finjan, Inventergy, Network-1, Straight Talk and Universal Display have been added to the IP licensing company (PIPCO) stock index, IP Close Up 30. To remain