Last year, ACI’s Alan Daily wrote two pieces on patent trolls and how these trolls were “shopping” courts to find forums with better legal outcomes. Today, a broad coalition of think tanks has sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of a bill that would curtail this “gamesmanship” and reduce abusive patent lawsuits. The letter is […]
While patent talks in D.C. remain focused on “patent trolls” and the prolonged efforts in the Senate to mark up a counterpart bill to the already-passed Innovation Act, the damaging effects of another patent area loom large for consumers. Thanks to something called “patent pools” you could be overpaying for many consumer goods. Remember that […]
Wireless technology, services and applications are revolutionizing how consumers communicate, shop, work and get information. In the last year, mobile traffic grew by 81%, downloading speeds doubled to 1.4 megabits per second and mobile apps grew by 115% – 92% of which were downloaded at no cost to consumers. In the U.S., the number of […]
This piece, by ACI’s Alan Daley, discusses the problems caused by patent trolls and the alarming rise in state-sponsored patents trolls. The piece can be read in its entirety at Real Clear Policy — http://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2013/10/05/the_rise_of_state-sponsored_patent_trolls_675.html.
This week, representatives from a few startup tech companies made their way to Capitol Hill and the White House to show firsthand to lawmakers the detrimental effect that patent trolls can bring to small businesses and startups trying to make their way. Their goal—show how these patent trolls are, in President Obama’s words, “extorting” money […]
Most people know patents as tools to protect inventors and creators. Our patent system provides an incentive to follow through on a good idea or a new way of doing something. It ensures that inventors will be able to benefit financially from their invention, disallowing others from taking a product and selling it on their […]