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An inside look at the innovation impairment myth of patent reform

By Mike Pellegrino

Legislative reform of the US patent system may alleviate the concerns of companies that face assertions, but they could end up with a far more difficult situation on their hands as a result

I began writing this as I returned from a trip to Vietnam on behalf of the International Finance Group and its parent organisation, the World Bank. The topic of interest was IP-backed lending in Vietnam, which I found to be remarkable given the relative lack of interest by US financial institutions for financing patent-backed assets in the United States for any but the largest patent owners...

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Issue 85