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Patents and Innovation

August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

There is endless drivel published by charlatans attacking patents.  Professor James Bessen is perhaps the best known standard-bearer for the “patents hurt innovation” camp.   His work is often cited by the popular press (and by the anti-patent clique in Congress). He’s always ready with a pithy quote that obscures […]

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Patent Rights, Innovation, and Firm Exit

August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

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CEA on Patents

April 18th, 2016|0 Comments

The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) recently issued an “Issue Brief” dealing with patents: The Patent Litigation Landscape: Recent Research and Developments.

The CEA is a part of the federal government. It’s part of the White House, tasked with providing the President with objective economic advice that relates to formulating policy.

Considering […]

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What’s Michelle Lee Hiding?

March 6th, 2016|1 Comment

As readers of this blog know, Kyle Bass and I are targeting big pharma’s “evergreening” practice, which uses bogus patents to artificially extend monopoly pricing on branded pharmaceuticals.

We’re concerned about a seemingly cozy relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and the patent office. A Freedom of Information Act request filed with […]

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More Economists Who Are Promoting the Google Agenda

February 19th, 2016|4 Comments

Two economists from Washington University in St. Louis, Michelle Boldrin and David Levine, ask “Whither the patent system?” in an opinion piece on the Congress Blog on The Hill website.  The opinion piece is a solid effort on Boldrin and Levine’s part to take the carnival barker mantle from Beesen […]

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