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SPOTTING A PATENT TROLL – A SEVEN-POINT GUIDE

We’ve all heard of the apocryphal art gallery visitor who confidently asserted, “I don’t know if it’s art, but I know what I like.” When it comes to patent licensing, the prevailing mood seems to be, “I don’t know what a patent troll is, but I know what I hate.” The Congress, several dozen state […]

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Patent trolls go to Washington, or how U.S. politicians are rallying against extortionist demand letters

Adam Carolla, one of the most popular podcasters in the U.S., is sued by a patent troll. The story goes viral. Across the country, state Attorneys General are using consumer protection laws to guard their small businesses from the predacious patent trolls. And here’s something previously unthinkable: the President of the United States, in the […]

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Stand Up To The Demand: Patent Trolls Beware

The greatest long-term threat to the U.S. patent system does not come from its professional opponents – those large businesses and their political allies who stand to profit from enfeebled patent rights. A deeper harm is caused by unscrupulous patent trolls who use extortionist “demand letters” to victimize small businesses. This practice, we believe, is […]

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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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