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Turns Out $29B Isn’t the Point At All

Last year, we asked if “$29B was the point?” Based on the popular findings from James Bessen and Michael J. Meurer’s “The Direct Costs from NPE Disputes” study in 2012, the pair have recently reversed course on their definitions of NPEs — so much so that the editor in chief of Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, Joff Wild, asks whether their argument on the “costs '[patent] trolls' impose on businesses, the taxes they levy on innovation, and the subsequent harm they do to the U.S. economy generally is now rendered completely meaningless.” 

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Expert Insights: “The Licensing Economy”

In this week’s “Expert Insights” series, we spoke with the noted patent law expert, Michael Risch, Associate Professor of Law at Villanova University, about the role of patent licensing and aggregation in the market. 

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Peter Detkin Op-Ed on Law360: “A Tale of Two HPs”

Today, Peter Detkin, founder and vice chairman of Intellectual Ventures, contributed an op-ed to the online legal journal Law360. The article provides a counter-argument to a recent piece on the “broken tech patent system” by Paul Roeder, associate general counsel for Hewlett Packard’s IP litigation department. 

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