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EE Times
Is Google-Samsung Licensing a Big Event?
Authors: Junko Yoshida
“Samsung Electronics pulled off two big patent-licensing agreements over the last 48 hours…”

NBER WORKING PAPER SERIES
Intermediaries in the Market for Technology
Naomi R. Lamoreaux, Kenneth L. Sokoloff, and Dhanoos Sutthiphisal

NBER WORKING PAPER SERIES
Inventive Activity and the Market for Technology in the US
Naomi R. Lamoreaux, Kenneth L. Sokoloff

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INSTITUTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES
EARLY DEVELOPMENT AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
Kenneth L. Sokoloff & Zorina Khan

Patent Licensing:
The Founding Fathers' Secret for Economic Success

Jon Dudas and David Kline

Today's General Counsel
Thin Line Between Patent Litigation and R&D
Ron Epstein and Bryan Lord, Epicenter IP Group
“Advanced technology companies today are essentially choosing to appropriate other companies’ technology rather than doing their own R&D…”

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF LAW
LITIGATION FUNDING VERSUS LIABILITY INSURANCE: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Authors: Charles Silver

Forbes
Thank The Founding Fathers For The Open Market In Patents
Authors: Jon Dudas and David Kline
“To read the press today, you would think patent owners who don’t make or sell products—those known as“non-practicing entities,” or NPEs—are all “trolls” who corrupt the…”

WSJ
AOL Investor Seeks Board Shake-Up
Authors: ANUPREETA DAS and SHALINI RAMACHANDRAN
“Activist investor Starboard Value LLP is pushing to replace up to half of AOL Inc.'s board,accusing the struggling online company of a "closed-minded" attitude toward alternative business…”

Patent Assertion Entity Activities - Session 3/4


A workshop to explore the impact of patent assertion entity (PAE) activities on innovation and competition and the implications for antitrust enforcement and policy.

Epicenter IP Group LLC
Patent Assertion Entities Workshop
Authors: Ron Epstein

Corporate Counsel
War By Other Means
Authors: Jan Wolfe
“These are triumphant times at Apple Inc. But patent litigation over Apple's best-selling tablet computer, the iPad, could dampen the festive…”

Bloomberg
Kodak’s Latest Apple, HTC Lawsuits May Boost Patent Value
Authors: Susan Decker
“Eastman Kodak Co., seeking to sell or license a portfolio of more than 1,100 patents, sued Apple Inc. and HTC Corp. in an expansion of a legal strategy that may help boos…”

The Deal
Trolls, geeks and lots of lawyers
Authors: David Marcus
“Nortel Networks Inc.'s auction of 6,000 patents and patent applications at the end of June was one of the most remarkable corporate transactions…”

Bloomberg
Bloomberg: Motorola's Value to Google Found in 18 Patents Bloomberg 08.21.11
Authors: Brian Womack and Susan Decker
“Among Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.’s more than 17,000 patents, a group of 18 may prove most useful in Google Inc. (GOOG)’s effort to fend off litigation targeting the Android…”

KQED Radio
Patent Battle
http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201108170900
Host: Scott Shafer
“When Google acquired Motorola Mobility this week, speculation ran rampant that the tech giant was going to build an iPhone killer. Instead, industry observers say the real value to Google are Motorola's 17,000…”

ABC News
Consortium Prevails Over Google for Nortel Patents
Source: ABC News.
“A consortium that includes leading smartphone makers Apple and Research In Motion prevailed over Google this week with a $4.5 billion cash bid for about 6,000 patents…”

Bloomberg
Bloomberg TV: Epstein on Google-Motorola Mobility Deal
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/73986854/
Source: Bloomberg TV.
“Ron Laurie, managing director of patent consulting firm Inflexion Point Strategy LLC, and Ron Epstein, chief executive officer of Epicenter IP Group LLC, talk about Google Inc.'s agreement to buy Motorola Mobility…”

Bloomberg
Bloomberg TV: Epstein on Patent Process and Disputes
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/73804808/
Source: Bloomberg TV.
“Ron Laurie, managing director of patent consulting firm Inflexion Point Strategy LLC, and Ron Epstein, chief executive officer of Epicenter IP Group LLC, talk about the…”

Bloomberg
Fractus Reaches Milestone with $23M Verdict in Patent Infringement Suit; Looks toward Licensing Strategy
Source: Fractus, S.A.
“With its favorable $23 million verdict last month in a patent infringement case against Samsung Electronics…”

LAW360
Apple Gets Antitrust OK To Bid On Nortel Patents
Author: Ian Thoms
“U.S. antitrust regulators on Thursday gave Apple Inc. the green light to bid in next week's auction…”

LAW360
Nortel's Patents To Give Buyer A Boost Against Rivals
Author: Jacqueline Bell
“They might not face scrutiny by U.S. antitrust regulators, but whoever emerges as the winning bidder…”

LAW360
Samsung Hit For $23M In Fractus Antenna Patent Fight
http://www.law360.com/topnews/articles/247052/samsung-hit-for-23m-in-fractus-antenna-patent-fight
Author: Roxanne Palmer
“No one wants to litigate,” he said. “It’s a last resort. But this is a well-known patent portfolio…”

Marketwatch
Smartphone makers hit with broad patent lawsuit
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/smartphone-makers-hit-with-broad-patent-lawsuit-2010-07-09
Author: Dan Gallagher
“That’s our belief. These patents cover some of the most basic technology on which wireless e-mail is based,”

Businessweek
Debunking the ‘Patent Troll’ Myth
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/feb2010/tc2010021_330487.htm?chan=technology_ special+report+--+ceo+guide+to+patent+trolls_special+report%3A+ceo+guide+to+patent+trolls
Author: Ron Epstein
Quote: “Innovation in the U.S. frequently fails to reward inventors. So-called patent trolls are evening the score”

Forbes.com
Asian Tech Firms Buy Up Patents
http://www.forbes.com/2009/12/08/ipotential-korea-taiwan-technology-cio-network-patents_print.html
Author: Elizabeth Woyke
Quote: “Asian companies have seen the success U.S. companies have had with patent purchasing and are doing it themselves”

InventorsDigest.com
Going. Going. Gone?
http://www.inventorsdigest.com/?p=1935
B. Collins
“Auctions work poorly for knowledge assets” such as patents, he noted, which can require up to $50,000 of due diligence to assess.”

The Economist
Intellectual property comes of age as an alternative investment
http://www.economist.com/node/14416641
Author (from the print edition, author isn’t listed online)
“He estimates that $4 billion-worth were bought and sold last year overall.”