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April 17, 2018

Meet IV: Phillip Wallace

That’s why the D.C.-based government relations office at IV felt like a great fit for him, and he now says—with his trademark sincerity—that his work has become “so natural that a lot of times what I do now doesn’t really feel like work.”

March 09, 2017

Facts: Basic and Alternative

As a new Congress descends on DC, the push for changes to our patent system continues. In February, despite already historic changes to the system over the past few years, Senate leaders called for more tweaks. With a new administration in town it’s a good time to review the bidding.

January 25, 2017

Metamaterials: Bending Nature

Metamaterials are a new frontier, one the New York Times said “the waves of the future may bend around,” and we are investing a lot of time in their success.

October 18, 2016

The FTC PAE Report: One Crucial Finding and Some Useful Statistics – but Also a Missed Opportunity

The FTC has released its long-awaited Patent Assertion Entity (PAE) Activity Report. It is detailed, comprehensive and quite long – almost 270 pages! I apologize for the length of this blog posting, but a report five years in the making deserves more than passing attention.

June 02, 2016

United States Leadership in Innovation: End of an Era?

Is U.S. leadership in innovation losing ground? IV’s chief policy counsel Russ Merbeth weighs in.

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November 09, 2015 | Deloitte’s CFO Insights for The Wall Street Journal

Patent Reform and CFO Considerations: Views from Google, Intellectual Ventures, ManyWorlds and RPX

IV founder Peter Detkin weighs in on patent reform and CFO considerations, including the importance of recognizing patents as a valuable strategic assets.

May 13, 2015 | Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation

Innovator Insights: Phyllis Turner-Brim

IV vice president and chief IP counsel Phyllis Turner-Brim provides her “Innovator Insights” to the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation.

January 06, 2015 | IP Watchdog

A Sensible Response: Do Not Rush to Pass a Bill

Former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Paul Michel highlights the importance of the patent system to American innovation and asks for caution as the 114th Congress gears up for another patent reform debate.

December 05, 2014 | The Hill

Patent Reform—Not Too Fast

Bob Stoll, former Commissioner for Patent at the US Patent and Trademark office, argues it would be wise to take time to fully consider the latest developments in the patent market before Congress delivers solutions using a buzz saw instead of a scalpel.

November 20, 2014 | Roll Call

Congress Should Pursue Sound Policy on Patent Reform | Commentary

The Midterm elections were a message to Congress, and that message was for Congress to pursue sound policy, not quick, feel good legislation that has hidden, unintended consequences.