Board accountability for patents

By Ian D McClure and Elvir Causevic

As patents are transacted, divested, litigated and strategically managed more frequently, the risk and value that corporate senior management and boards must monitor and take responsibility for are greater than ever before

There has been much discussion about the value and import of patents in general, particularly through patent reform in the United States and similar considerations around the world. Such discussions tend to include finger pointing at non-practising entities (NPEs), dubious unscientific estimates of the ‘$28 billion patent troll problem’, criticism of patent offices that grant...

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Issue 88