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What We’re Reading This Week

We’re still catching up from the holidays, but new research and opinions from a number of academic sources have come to the top of our crowded desks this week.

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Are Patents Crushing Entrepreneurs? Another Myth Busted.

The latest charge from critics in Silicon Valley and Washington is that patents and patent lawsuits are stifling startups and technology innovation. It’s an important issue, to be sure. Technology entrepreneurs and garage-shop inventors have been crucial to economic growth throughout American history. And it is true that patent litigation has increased over the past several decades. Is this draining dynamism and competition?

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Izhar Armony Tells TechCrunchTV Why He Believes in Patents and IV

One of Intellectual Ventures’ investors, Izhar Armony of Charles River Ventures, appeared on TechCrunchTV’s “Ask a VC” program this week and answered questions from TechCrunch readers about a variety of VC-related topics.

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