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The growing importance of IP in economic transactions – a two-day overview

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2014 IP Investments & Markets town hall meeting was held on June 17-18 in Chicago, Illinois. The conference was hosted by the non-profit Center for Applied Innovation, with Ocean Tomo LLC as the presenting sponsor. TechNexus, a venture collaborative located on the 12th floor of the Opera House Building, was the venue provider. With attendance […]

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Is Tesla giving up its patents? Nope, Elon Musk is offering a cross-license

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George Mason Law Professor Adam Mossoff published an article in the university’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property blog last week titled “Tesla’s New Patent Policy: Long Live the Patent System!” Mossoff’s piece is in response to a blog post by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, revealing that the electric car company would not sue […]

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Dominion Harbor Group Commits to Principled Patent Licensing

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In my last blog post, I wrote that with patent reform efforts in Congress stalled, we expected reform efforts to continue elsewhere – specifically citing the growing movement within the patent licensing industry itself to develop a voluntary code of conduct or standards of ethical behavior, just like responsible members of other industries do. Sometimes […]

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Patent Reform Efforts Stall in Congress, but Continue Elsewhere

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Patent reform legislation efforts stalled after Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy announced that he was taking his patent reform bill off the committee’s calendar. But this does not mean an end to the necessary fight against patent trolls. Rather, for the time being it just shifts the ongoing battle to more incremental and potentially […]

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Linley Mobile Conference 2014 – What Will You Be Wearing Next Year?

Posted by Jeffrey Robertson on 

In my previous blog post, I mentioned the Linley Group’s 2014 Mobile Conference. In past years, the focus has been on the mobile processors (and other chips) found in smartphones, but this year another type of mobile product gained significant attention: wearables, such as the Fitbit Flex wristband and Google Glass. There was wide agreement […]

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Update: FTC Refines Study of Patent Assertion Entities

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As we noted last October, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asked for public comments on its proposed study of patent assertion entities.  The proposed study will “examine how PAEs do business and develop a better understanding of how they impact innovation and competition”.   The Commission now has come back with a revised […]

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Linley Mobile Conference 2014 – Taming the Power Hungry Processor

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The Linley Group’s 2014 Mobile Conference in Santa Clara, California, is an annual event focused on mobile processors, one of the critical components in a wide range of consumer electronics and automotive products – think notebooks, smartphones and BMWs. The speakers and panelists agreed that the world desperately needs innovative solutions to reduce power consumption […]

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Northern District of California Judicial Conference

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Each year the federal judges of the US Northern District of California have a conference to discuss matters related to the improvement of administration of justice in the district.  This year’s conference, held April 11-13, had programs on topics as diverse as NSA surveillance issues, whether all civil cases should proceed to trial in a […]

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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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Advocating for Principled Patent Licensing

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Efforts to promote transparency and other responsible practices within the patent licensing industry continue to gain strength following Conversant’s announcement last November of its 10-point set of guidelines for principled patent licensing. Finjan Inc., a developer and licensor of patented cyber security software, last week committed itself to a series of licensing best practices aimed […]

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