• The State of Our Patent System Is Stronger​

    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

  • Software-Patent Assault Is Assault on All Patents

    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

Recent Posts

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
Patent Law Judges Gajarsa and Posner
Joseph Schuman | May 22, 2013
The devil of any policy or legal dispute is invariably in the details. And so, in the case of patents, are the trolls.The problem, as we... Read More
Patent System Research and Development
Joseph Schuman | April 26, 2013
Intellectual property may finally be getting the economic respect it deserves.The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis plans to start... Read More
Patent Law Scales
Joseph Schuman | April 15, 2013
It is not an easy time to be the top American judge for patent litigation.The system that has protected inventors’ rights and nurtured... Read More
United States Constitution
Joseph Schuman | April 10, 2013
One of the great things about this Internet age is how much of the world we can now access for free. One of the awful things about this... Read More
Patent Law Courtroom
Joseph Schuman | April 8, 2013
There is a certain weariness you hear from judges who actually run the patent-infringement litigation system when asked about the perennial... Read More