The PTAB’s Regulatory Overreach and How it Cripples the Innovation Economy

On August 14, 2017, the Regulatory Transparency Project of the Federalist Society published a new white paper, Crippling the Innovation Economy: Regulatory Overreach at the Patent Office. This white paper examines how an administrative tribunal created in 2011—the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)—has become “a prime example regulatory overreach.” Several CPIP scholars are members […]

Do As I Say, Not As I Do: Google’s Patent Transparency Hypocrisy

Cross-posted from the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) blog. It is common today to hear that it’s simply impossible to search a field of technology to determine whether patents are valid or if there’s even freedom to operate at all. We hear this complaint about the lack of transparency in finding “prior […]

How Patents Help Startups Grow, Innovate, and Succeed

The following post first appeared on the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) blog, and it is reposted with permission here. Many academic studies of the patent system focus on the negative, extrapolating from anecdotes about a few bad actors to make the case that our patent system is broken and to bolster […]