Patent Monetization in a Recession

Patent Monetization in a Recession

Hello all, Happy Holidays to each of you. We have now survived Thanksgiving travel and Black Friday and we are gearing up for the final push to Christmas. Never a dull moment. In other parts of the world, China and Iran are (perhaps) realizing what happens when people...
Two New Canaries in the Coal Mine?

Two New Canaries in the Coal Mine?

Hello all, I often comment on the dichotomy between retail and wholesale patent licensing. The former is the realm of small inventors and SMEs while the latter is the specialty of large patent owners who monetize hundreds if not thousands of patents at once. Over the...
Gathering Clouds… Again

Gathering Clouds… Again

Hello all, It is back to school time and things are picking up again after the summer hiatus. A few weeks ago, I wrote a fairly meaty column reviewing the current state of the market and forecasting some gathering clouds. I suspect however that many of you were...
Gathering Clouds… Again

Gathering Clouds

Hello all, Despite the relative quiet of summer, we’d be remiss to ignore the early signs of a certain “movement” favoring those dedicated (for at least the last decade) to weakening the US patent system. The clouds are indeed gathering over what has been a somewhat...
Kicking the Can

Kicking the Can

Hello all, The lull of the early summer months provides a great distraction from the shock of recent events that saw the US Supreme Court issue 3 major decisions back-to-back. These decisions fundamentally impacted gun rights, the right to privacy (aka Roe v. Wade)...