U.S. patent grants were down 3.5% in 2018 over 2017, only the second decline in the past decade, but the largest. All nations experienced a
Many significant tech companies experienced dramatic declines in US patent grants, fueling speculation about the reasons why. While total patent grants were virtually flat, according
With traditional patent strategies under pressure to show that they are still relevant, business as usual in the IP space is no longer the same.
Despite dramatically lower patent valuations, some big companies, including under-performing foreign holders, have taken the number of U.S. sales to new highs. While IBM still
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
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,