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    It’s not what the Obama administration is saying about patents that counts these days but what it’s not saying. After a State of the Union address that didn’t include patents – and sure, national... Read More

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    First they came for the software patents, and I did not speak out — because I was not a software engineer. Then they came for the university patents, and I did not speak out — because I was not a... Read More

  • Legislating to Fix Patents or to Bury Them?

    The patent debate in Congress is all about the “trolls,” except for when it’s not. That’s one of the contradictions illustrating how much the legislative effort has been uncertain about the... 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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From bad data come bad policies. And from bad data gone viral online come legislative blunders.Take the fabled “$29 billion” that frivolous... Read More
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Joseph Schuman | March 4, 2013
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Joseph Schuman | February 22, 2013
Yes, Richard Posner, the prolific and outspoken U.S. circuit court judge from Chicago, is a brilliant jurist, as Qualcomm General Counsel... Read More
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| February 8, 2013
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Joseph Schuman | January 24, 2013
International forum shopping, post-America Invents Act litigation strategy and the strategic use of standards-essential patents. What more... Read More
Innovation Alliance
Joseph Schuman | January 10, 2013
In the rough-and-tumble atmosphere of present-day Washington, it is easy to forget common sense can play a role in making policy.But the... Read More
Patent System Innovation
| January 9, 2013
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Circuit Board
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| December 19, 2012
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Innovation Alliance
| December 11, 2012
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