Volume 17, Issue 2 - Fall 2013

  • The AIA 500 Expanded: The Effects of Patent Monetization Entities

    Robin Feldman, Tom Ewing, and Sara Jeruss

    Public attention is increasingly focused on the phenomenon of patent monetization entities. Known colloquially as “patent trolls,” these entities concentrate on generating income by licensing or litigating patents, rather than by producing an actual product. In an effort to better understand the nature of patent monetization, Congress directed the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) to [...]

    Volume 17, Issue 1 - Spring 2013

  • The Unintended Consequences of Post-Grant Review of Patents

    Karen A. Lorang

    The 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was heralded as a landmark patent reform that would improve patent quality, create jobs, and boost the economy. The law was broad in scope and made many important changes. The AIA was also remarkable for one change it did not make. Many recent high-profile patent controversies have centered [...]