At last week’s Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee hearing, questioners referenced two studies. The first, on multiple IPR petitions, was conducted by Steve Carlson and Ryan Schultz of Robins Kaplan. The second, on venture capital and § 101, was conducted by Prof. David Taylor of SMU.
But, as Twain said in a somewhat more colorful form, it’s important to get your numbers right. Data can be misinterpreted and these two studies have some significant flaws. Below is a letter from the Computer & Communications Industry Association to the members of the Subcommittee, explaining CCIA’s concerns with the referenced studies.