• Patent Litigation Really Is Falling

    All the historians, economists and patent-system veterans claiming the surge in patent lawsuits that followed enactment of the American Invents Act was temporary now have some evidence to back up... Read More

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    Nuanced Patent Honesty About the FTC

    Nuance is an all-too-frequent casualty of Washington debate, where certainty is held to be a sign of strength and an admitted grasp of fine distinctions can come off as wishy-washy. In the... Read More

  • Patent Troll Narrative Feeds on Sloppy Reporting

    A dangerous bias against patents increasingly pervades the conventional wisdom. Case in point, the following Washington Post headline: “Patent trolls now account for 67 percent of all new patent... Read More

  • Inside Intel’s Intellectually Dubious Patent Study

    At the heart of policy disputes over standard essential patents is a simple truth: Companies whose products depend on standardized technologies want to increase their profit margins by cutting input... Read More

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Joseph Schuman | March 6, 2014
There is an unfortunate susceptibility among journalists to accept all academic studies as if they were peer-reviewed analyses of... Read More
Patent-Bill Rush
Joseph Schuman | January 24, 2014
Hasty lawmaking rarely produces good law and nearly always generates unintended consequences.So stakeholders in the patent system can be... Read More
Joseph Schuman | December 6, 2013
Historians, we hope, may look back on the final debate and passage of the unhelpfully named Innovation Act in the House of Representatives... Read More
Joseph Schuman | November 8, 2013
Sometimes angst is a good thing.Such was the case at the House Judiciary Committee’s first hearing on patent legislation since Chairman Bob... Read More
Joseph Schuman | October 28, 2013
Sometimes, to remember the importance of the patent system, you’ve got to get away from the courts and the Capitol and into the lab where... Read More
Joseph Schuman | October 3, 2013
"I'm the mother of a son with some significant disabilities, and your inventions have had a direct role in his ability to have a higher... Read More
Joseph Schuman | September 20, 2013
A dispute is brewing between the federal judges most experienced in handling patent infringement cases and members of Congress who want to... Read More
Dean Kamen
Joseph Schuman | September 12, 2013
It is all too easy amid the legislative and political scrum over patent policy to forget just why we protect intellectual property in the... Read More
Don Rosenberg | September 11, 2013
As a guest post, we offer this Op-Ed in the Sept. 11 edition of the Wall Street Journal from Don Rosenberg, the general counsel at Qualcomm... Read More
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Joseph Schuman | August 28, 2013
The conventional wisdom on patent litigation problems is wrong: No one category of patent holders is responsible for the spate of lawsuits... Read More