Spotting Software Innovation in a Patent Assertion Entity World

by GARRY A. GABISON – This paper looks at the relationship between venture capital (VC) funds and patent assertion entities (PAEs). These two types of entities rely heavily on patents most particularly…

Are Prior Art Citations Determinative of Patent Approval?: An Empirical Analysis of the Strategy Behind Citing Prior Art

by James H. Richardson – This paper analyzes the impact of prior art citation by inventors on examiner citations and upon the time to patent approval. Using two discrete datasets comprised of extensive…

Neutering Net Neutrality: What Verizon v. F.C.C. Means for the Future of the Internet

by Alexander Hurst – Few things are as ingrained in Americans’ daily lives as the Internet. A one-stop source for information, communication, and entertainment, the Internet has, for many, supplanted the old…

Using GATT-TRIPs to Improve Development Opportunities: A Proposal for Central America

by Cecily Anne O’Regan & Patrick T. O’Regan –   Given the geographic and natural resource advantages that countries in the Americas have which will likely shape the business and trade climate in…
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