Found 3 article(s) for author 'Intellectual Property'

Patent Trolling Isn’t Dead — It’s Just Moving to Delaware

Patent Trolling Isn’t Dead — It’s Just Moving to Delaware. Lauren Cohen, June 28, 2017, Paper, “For years, the small East Texas town of Marshall has held a special status in patent litigation: poster city for opportunistic “patent trolling” lawsuits brought by nonpracticing entities, firms that amass patents for the sake of pursuing license fees and litigation. Thanks to last month’s Supreme Court ruling in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group, Marshall’s dominant position as a patent trolling venue may soon end. But will patent trolling be reduced overall? Unlikely.Link

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The Future of Patent Examination at the USPTO

The Future of Patent Examination at the USPTO. Prithwiraj Choudhury, Tarun Khanna, April 2017, Case, “The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal government agency responsible for evaluating and granting patents and trademarks. In 2015, the USPTO employed approximately 8,000 patent examiners who granted nearly 300,000 patents to inventors. As of April 2016, it took roughly 26 months for a patent application to move through the evaluation process, which exceeded the office’s processing goal of 20 months. In August 2016, Andrew Hirshfeld, the commissioner for patents at the USPTO, considered the current state of patent examination and future possibilities. In recent years, a number of new and exciting tools enabled by advances in telework, machine learning, and other approaches had emerged. Hirshfeld hoped to maximize these tools’ utility in order to enhance patent examiners’ work and productivity.Link

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The New Patent Intermediaries: Platforms, Defensive Aggregators, and Super-Aggregators

The New Patent Intermediaries: Platforms, Defensive Aggregators, and Super-Aggregators. Andrei Hagiu, David B. Yoffie, Winter 2013, Paper. “The patent market consists mainly of privately negotiated, bilateral transactions, either sales or cross-licenses, between large companies. There is no eBay, Amazon, New York Stock Exchange, or Kelley’s Blue Book equivalent for patents, and when buyers and sellers do manage to find each other, they usually negotiate under enormous uncertainty…” Link Verified October 13, 2014

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