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August 02

These days there is very little that's world class about the US patent system; except the people that work inside it. http://t.co/O3NaiuiSNf

August 02

It's hard to make a serious case for the US possessing a world class patent system these days, but that could change. http://t.co/O3NaiuiSNf

August 02

But how many of Big Blue's cloud patents will be abandoned and on what timescale? http://t.co/BLInufbu1p https://t.co/uGTBwU0bRA

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02 Aug 2015
The US may not have a world class patent system, but its professionals are second to none

Reading a story in the Washington Post on Friday about the on-going controversy surrounding the USPTO’s teleworking scheme, I wondered again about a claim made recently by the agency’s director Michelle Lee that the US has a world class patent system. It was a line in a speech on 6th July in which she outlined why she supported further legislative reform:  “As...

31 Jul 2015
The companies that abandon most US and EPO patents – and shoulder much responsibility for raising quality

In the latest issue of IAM magazine – available for subscribers to view online from today – Matthew Beers and Maria Lazarova of Ocean Tomo take a deep-dive look at patent abandonments data from both the USPTO and EPO. The full article contains a wealth of interesting data but, for the purposes of this blog we’ll take a sneak peek at the findings relating...

31 Jul 2015
The auto industry's patent dance; Google execs on big data; US and EPO abandonment rates; and more in IAM 73

Issue 73 of IAM has been published online and is available for subscribers. Hard copies are in the post and should be hitting door mats and desk tops next week. In this issue’s cover story, we explain why the technology revolution in the auto industry has resulted in the sector’s wholehearted embrace of patents and explore how further advancements are likely to accelerate the...

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