2015: The Year of Two-Way Patent Licensing

Posted by Phillip Shaer on 

I read with pleasure the recent feature on IAM Magazine’s blog, calling out a unique and emerging character on the patent licensing stage – the Patent Ogre. This is defined as a large product company who is wilfully and systematically infringing on the rights of small patent owners. The patent ogre is a character in […]

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NPEs in 2015

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I read with interest a recent IAM Magazine blog post which, heading into the final quarter of 2014, makes eight predictions for the NPE market in 2015. North American editor Richard Lloyd identifies these key issues: 1. Consolidation among NPEs – there has been remarkably little M&A activity but deals could now happen, possibly in […]

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Licensees behaving badly… in Washington

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Just as the Senate is considering the government’s latest patent reform measure, the “Patent Transparency and Improvements Act” (S-1720), IPWatchdog has published an excellent four-part series titled “Myths of the Patent Wars.” Authors David Kline and Bernard Cassidy seek to clarify a broad range of facts and arguments about the patent licensing business.  In particular, […]

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