Archive for November 2017

Time To Get Your Patents Into PatentBooks

It’s high time we fixed patent licensing in the United States of America, setting the example for the rest of the world. Patent rights are the most fundamental property rights in society. One must be able to own and profit from one’s own ideas. Obtaining a patent is both challenging and expensive. When one finally…

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Out of Focus

I have productive and enlightening conversations with other IP practitioners every day. The tone of many conversations is one of general dissatisfaction with the state of our industry. There is often a feeling of “how did we get here?” or “where is all the business?” I started asking a different question of nearly everyone I…

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Sovereign Immunity: Circumventing the PTAB

A few weeks ago, I was in meeting with a prospective client and he asked me what my opinion was on “sovereign immunity.”  This question caught me off guard because, until that point, I had not really heard this term used with respect to intellectual property.  After doing some quick research and reading a few…

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