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    Patent News Readers, Beware of False Claims

    There is an unfortunate susceptibility among journalists to accept all academic studies as if they were peer-reviewed analyses of rigorously sifted empirical data. This has been particularly evident... Read More

  • Patent-Bill Rush

    Patent-Bill Rush Worries FTC, Federal Courts

    Hasty lawmaking rarely produces good law and nearly always generates unintended consequences. So stakeholders in the patent system can be thankful that after steaming through the House, the patent... Read More

  • The (Harm to) Innovation Act

    Historians, we hope, may look back on the final debate and passage of the unhelpfully named Innovation Act in the House of Representatives as the nadir of the patent-policy debate. And we apologize... Read More

  • What a Difference 130 Decibels Makes

    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 inventing takes place. Or at least talk to a friend who... Read More

Recent Posts

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
Capitol Hill
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
United States Patent Trade Office
Joseph Schuman | July 25, 2013
Another day, another legislative bid to rewrite patent law.That’s the impression Patent Truth is getting this summer amid the stampede of... Read More
Jay Carney White House Press Secretary
Joseph Schuman | June 19, 2013
Trolls are as trolls do.That might be the most important point made in a new White House report on patent litigation that accompanied the... Read More