Debates on Patent System Should Focus on Facts, Not Rhetoric

Debates on Patent System Should Focus on Facts, Not Rhetoric

Weakening intellectual property laws due to negative policy rhetoric, hyperbolic internet commentary, and even extensive lobbying by firms who choose to infringe patents because they don’t want to pay the licenses offered to them by patent licensing firms is irresponsible.

The Broken Reporting Causing the “Broken Patent System” Hokum

The Broken Reporting Causing the “Broken Patent System” Hokum

The real problem with this “broken reporting” by Mr. Bilton and his ilk is that it is feeding a growing anti-patent frenzy among commentators, academics, and the public, who seem to think that your smart phones, tablets and other technological marvels just don’t exist because of a so-called “broken patent system” that has stymied software and other high-tech innovation at every turn.

The “Patent Litigation Explosion” Canard

The “Patent Litigation Explosion” Canard

Unfortunately, the complaints today about today’s patent litigation crisis arise more from unchecked intuitions about what feels like a bad situation, from unrealistic assumptions about how much certainty we can achieve in the patent system, and from emotionally-compelling anecdotes about innovators running into trouble with patents.

America’s Accommodation of Evil

America’s Accommodation of Evil

In perusing through a recently published book on American politics, the following statement caught my eye: “[The spectre] our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face is that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and appeasement does not give you a...