Public Policy Highlights
- Time for Patent Licensors to Take the Lead in Reform |
Read the op-ed in Law360.
- Conversant’s Patent Licensing Principles |
Our commitment to ethical business practices.
Working to shape the future of our industry
We’re committed to developing and encouraging responsible patent licensing principles. It’s important to debate the issues to stop the unfair practices that taint our industry. It’s why we actively participate in policy debates with the legislative and regulatory bodies that govern our industry. We’re concerned because we want patent licensing to continue as it was originally intended—to create value for inventors.
In our view
Respectful two-way dialogue and responsible negotiations will result in a fair and reasonable agreement for both parties. A licensor should offer only quality patents to an appropriate licensee, and only after due diligence.
Litigation is not the starting point; it should be an option in the case of unsuccessful negotiations. Irresponsible litigation should result in negative consequences for the actor.
Additional Policy Initiatives
- Support for the Patent Fee Integrity Act |
Conversant supports California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein's Patent Fee Integrity Act.
- Conversant letter on the Innovation Act |
Scott Burt offers Conversant’s views to the Honorable Bob Goodlatte, Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives.
- MOSAID Antitrust Briefing |
A paper discussing the issues related to Patent Assertion Entity business models.
- Submission to the Patent Assertion Entities Activities Workshop |
Scott Burt participates as a panelist at the PAE Activities Workshop. Read his position.
- Hearing on Abusive Patent Litigation: Jon Dudas testimony |
The issues impacting American competitiveness and job creation at the International Trade Commission and beyond.
Senior Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Officer
As a longtime leader in the patent licensing business, Scott spearheads Conversant’s involvement in the conversation about the principles underlying responsible patent licensing.