Abandonment is a common and desirable aspect of patent systems, say senior IBM counsel 08 Jan 16
Back in July, this blog reported on research from Ocean Tomo – published in issue 73 of IAM magazine – looking into abandonment rates of USPTO and EPO awarded patents. Among other datapoints, the feature listed the top 10 companies for each of the two by the number of patent assets they had abandoned over the previous 10 years.
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