patent

Infographic: "When Patents Attack!" from patent good to patent profiteering

The problem with patents
This week FrugalDad posted an infographic about how the patent system has reacted to the rapid pace of technology, inspired by the "When Patents...Read more

The huge societal costs of NPE software patent lawsuits

Ginormous losses from NPE software patent lawsuits
Innovative software companies start each work day knowing that, no matter how careful and how ethical they are, they face a meaningful risk of being...Read more

New patent reform law could reduce lawsuits by non-practicing entities

New patent reform law could reduce lawsuits by non-practicing entity
The Hidden Gem in the Bill: Joinder Reform So it has finally happened: a patent reform bill has actually become law. Last Thursday, the U.S. Senate...Read more

Poll: Why hasn't patent reform become a bigger political issue?

With a recent op-ed in the Economist and a segment on NPR's Planet Money , it seems as if an awareness of the high cost of the outmoded, traditional...Read more

Why hasn't patent reform (especially for software) become a bigger political issue before now?

With a recent op-ed in the Economist and a segment on NPR's Planet Money , it seems as if an awareness of the high cost of the outmoded, traditional patent system is finally creeping into the mainstream.Read more

Poll: Patents and innovation

Software patents
After you cast your vote, tell us what you think about the FTC weighing in on patent reform or if software patents are too abstract to patent ...Read more

Do you think software patents encourage innovation?

Software patents
After you cast your vote, tell us what you think about the FTC weighing in on patent reform or if software patents are too abstract to patent . Comments welcome.Read more

Baseball Cards and Prior Art

Patent decisions are usually pretty dry stuff, but In Media Technologies Licensing, LLC v. The Upper Deck Co. is a patent lawsuit about sports...Read more