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 [...]