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Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: August 30 Edition

And we’re back!  Our posting volume dropped in August, but the Patent Progress blog is back in action. August hasn’t been very busy with developments on patent reform, due to Congress not being in session, but last week brought some news:  On August 22, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a long-awaited report, “Assessing Factors…

Hiding the Patent Troll Problem with Statistics

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) just released its long-awaited study on the consequences of patent litigation by NPEs, and we’ve been hearing story after story reporting that the report shows that there is no patent troll problem. (See here and here for examples.) It just ain’t so. The author left out a lot of patent…