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The Coalition for Patent Fairness talks up the importance of innovation. The Main Street Patent Coalition says it's standing up for the little guy. The Partnership for American Innovation harps on job growth, and the Innovation Alliance chats up
Intellectual property (IP) and patents continued to experience increased shareholder, media and public awareness throughout 2013, and this will be ongoing in 2014. Market pressures, and successes from IP trail-blazers, have led more businesses to
Class-Action Settlement Apple, Google, Adobe, and Intel have agreed to pay $324 million to settle a lawsuit alleging them of conspiring to drive down Silicon Valley wages by agreeing not to actively recruit each others' employees. Trial was set to
Hermin/Shutterstock April 24, 2014 3:00 PM Michael McGeary, Engine After almost three weeks of heated debate, palace intrigue, semantic suggestions, and false starts, the Senate Judiciary Committee left for April Recess on the doorstep of an historic
BlackBerry CEO John Chen says he would consider exiting the handset business but hopes to make it profitable by next year...Reuters Three BlackBerry Z10 devices are set up for a photo during a press event at a store in Toronto in this file photo.
Is it a company that extorts small mom-and-pop stores for $1,000 under threat of a patent infringement lawsuit? Does the term include a company that went bankrupt and is attempting to monetize its intellectual property to compensate its investors?
It should take a long time to spend $9 billion when your company produces nothing that has ever been brought to market, but that's IV for you. As we noted in that story last fall, many of the tech companies that initially "invested" in Intellectual
It was better than nothing, but we hoped that the Senate would approve a much stronger version. For a while it seemed like that was likely to happen, but... those who abuse patents are pretty damn powerful. Even those who have been hit by patent
Idaho companies' defense against frivolous patent infringement lawsuits was bolstered Tuesday when Gov. Butch Otter signed a new law. In the last decade, companies known as patent trolls have stockpiled patents with the intention to sue companies for
With patent reform constantly just around the corner , it appears that those seeking to extract money from actual businesses with actual products and services are making a push to get some lawsuits filed before reforms kick in. Landmark Technology,