Tag: Intellectual Ventures

Dear Intellectual Ventures, Part 3: NPR Showed You’re A Patent Troll, Get Over It

This post is the latest in the Dear Intellectual Ventures series. This weekend, This American Life aired the follow up to When Patents Attack! The episode couldn’t be more timely, with patent t...

Dear Intellectual Ventures, Part 2: You’re Holding Back Innovation, Not Encouraging It

This is the second post in a series. You can read the first post and the original posts that sparked this discussion (1, 2). Russ Merbeth of Intellectual Ventures and I are having a discussion about,...

Dear Intellectual Ventures, Part 1: Your Patents Are Worth a Lot Because No One Knows What They Mean

Last Friday, Russ Merbeth of Intellectual Ventures responded to my post regarding the effect of patent infringement on patent trolls. I appreciate Mr. Merbeth’s response; it’s to his credit that h...

More on the Effect of Infringing Troll Patents

Tuesday, I posted about the lack of harm to the economy when a PAE’s patent is infringed. University of Pennsylvania Law School Professor Polk Wagner (@PolkWagner) engaged with the post on Twitter: ...

The Economy Doesn’t Suffer If a Troll Patent Is Infringed, But an Angel Does Get Its Wings

Last week at a panel discussion, a representative from Intellectual Ventures made a complaint. Why, this person asked, don’t people take into account the negative effect of patent infringement on th...

Intellectual Ventures’ Technology Speculation Is Not A Justification for Shell Companies

During last week’s Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission workshop on Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), one of the panelists was Peter Detkin.  Detkin is a founder of Intellectual Ventures,...

USPTO Should Be Applauded for Notice on Patent Transparency

In a round of good news, the USPTO has published a notice that it will be holding a roundtable on January 11, 2013 to look into regulations to “require greater public transparency concerning the own...

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