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March 07, 2008
By Peter Detkin

Investing in Invention™

Peter Detkin discusses business models focused on investments in inventions in a speech delivered to Washington State Bar Association, 13th Annual Intellectual Property Institute


September 01, 2007 | John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law
By Peter Detkin

Leveling the Patent Playing Field by Peter Detkin

While large companies continue to thrive on pervasive technological advancements, small inventors have been limited by their inability to exploit their patents. Patent portfolio licensing created a pioneering way to increase the utility of patents; however, in practice this business model has typically favored powerful players in the technology industry. A new market has emerged based on innovative business models which favor small inventors. This market seeks to aggregate and distribute patents to companies that infringe on intellectual property or that want to draw on it as a source. By matching patent owners with patent users, this market may enable small inventors to have a greater stake in their technological efforts.


June 07, 2006 | The US – China Economic & Security Review Commission
By Edward Jung

Edward Jung Testimony: Hearing on Intellectual Property Rights Issues and Dangers of Counterfeited

Mr. Chairman, Members of the Commission, I am pleased to submit my response to the four questions asked by the Commission and to testify before you at today’s hearing. I really appreciate the opportunity to comment.


May 23, 2006 | Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate
By Nathan Myhrvold

Testimony of Nathan P. Myhrvold, “Perspectives on Patents: Post-Grant Review Procedures and Other Litigation Reforms”—a Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate

Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee, my name is Nathan Myhrvold. I am very pleased to share my views as a scientist and inventor on the patent system with the Subcommittee.


March 30, 2006 | Wall Street Journal
By Nathan Myhrvold

Inventors Have Rights, Too!

Nathan Myhrvold comments on Inventor Rights.


March 03, 2006 | Transcript of Nathan Myhrvold speech
By Nathan Myhrvold

Invention Is the Next Software

“I think the 21st century has come full circle. I think the 21st century is going to be the age of invention and it’s going to be an incredibly exciting, exciting time for those of us (who) like to invent. It’s going to be an exciting time for those policymakers who make the rules of the road by which people who invent co-exist with other parts of the economy.”


November 08, 2005 | Antitrust Modernization Commission Hearings on the New Economy
By Peter Detkin

Antitrust Modernization Commission Hearings on the New Economy

On Nov 8, Peter Detkin joined several patent law experts in a panel discussion held by the Antitrust Modernization Commission in Washington DC. The focus of the days hearing was on antitrust law and the new economy and included a panel discussion dedicated to patent reform issues.


April 28, 2005 | Subcommittee on the Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property
By Nathan Myhrvold

Subcommittee on the Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property; Oversight Hearing on the “Committee Print Regarding Patent Quality Improvement” (Part II)

Testimony of Nathan P. Myhrvold, “Patent Quality and Improvement” before the Subcommittee on the Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property


April 06, 2005 | Princeton Alumni Weekly
By Nathan Myhrvold

The Magic of Invention; Lessons on creativity from the world of aviation, Teflon and Velcro

Nathan P. Myhrvold *83, former chief technology officer at Microsoft and founder of Intellectual Ventures, a company that nurtures invention, received the 2005 James Madison Medal on Alumni Day, Feb. 26. This essay is adapted from the lecture he gave that day in Richardson Auditorium.


December 02, 2004 | Juice: The Creative Fuel That Drives World-Class Inventors
By Evan Schwartz

Invention: The Ultimate Source of All That is New

Nathan Myhrvold provides foreword to Evan Schwartz book on inventors: Juice: The Creative Fuel that Drives World-Class Inventors


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