In wake of Patent Shield hook-up with Google, IAM spoke exclusively with InterTrust CEO about the new programme. https://t.co/oACmh9C8oZ
It is worth remembering that @RepGoodlatte has spent the last four years actively seeking to make patent rights eve… https://t.co/fgRSS10zda
There have been several attempts in recent years to use patents to help start-ups protect themselves from possible infringement lawsuits. In 2015, for example, Google launched its Patent Starter Program which offered two patent families to 50 early stage companies as well as free membership of the License on Transfer Network. In the same year, Dominion Harbor launched an IP bank to acquire...
The Singaporean government has reinforced its strong IP credentials with the establishment of a S$1 billion (US$718 million) public-private investment fund that will target “high-growth companies with strong IP and proven business models”. According to a press release, the Makara Innovation Fund (MIF) is “Southeast Asia’s first private equity investment fund...
Since the start of the year there has been much discussion over who might be named the next director of the USPTO, with Obama appointee Michelle Lee holding the fort while candidates are vetted and interviewed. Among those under consideration are ex-Johnson & Johnson IP head Phil Johnson, former chief judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Randall Rader and a handful of...
Former pilot Brian Hinman has run big corporate IP groups, monetised major patent portfolios and established ground-breaking businesses. Now chief IP officer at Philips, he has compelling views on the current state of the IP market and how it might develop
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