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EFF Calls on Universities to Unilaterally Disarm in Patent Fights

August 30th, 2016|0 Comments

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) wants universities to roll over and play dead when giant corporations steal their intellectual property.

Displaying a shocking level of ignorance about how the patent system works, the EFF has called on universities to sign a “Public Interest Patent Pledge,” calling on universities to promise […]

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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 the […]

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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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