Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mark Lemley: The Fractioning of Patent Law

Why is it that patent owners, despite seemingly having an abundance of advantages, seem to consistently lose their cases? In The Fractioning of Patent Law, Professor Mark A. Lemley (William H. Neukom Professor of Law and Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science, and Technology) systematically explores the structure of modern patent law to provide a detailed, and distinctly probable, explanation for patent owners’ astonishingly low success rates in litigation.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Scott Kieff – The Perils of Patent Reform & Welcome to Patent Purgatory

What effect will the recently enacted America Invents Act (AIA) have on the commercialization of patents? Professor Scott Kieff’s essays, The Perils of Patent Reform and Welcome to Patent Purgatory, explore some reasons why the AIA may negatively influence the rate and the manner by which invention is brought to market.