, RealClearPolicy
Market Passed Them By — So Patent Troll or Try
Bill Watson

From RealClearPolicy:

And when it became apparent that smartphone-based payment technologies had passed the company by, it filed patent infringement actions against Samsung, a leading…

The International Trade Commission Is Opening the Door to Abusive Patent Owners and Endangering U.S. Businesses
Charles Duan

From EFF:

Now, the ITC is expanding its powers again. That’s why we’ve joined with R Street to file an amicus brief [PDF] telling the Supreme Court to stop the ITC from getting involved in…

, Morning Consult
Another Looming Threat to Small Businesses: the Patent Troll
Bill Watson

From Morning Consult:

A dispute over the intellectual property in many of these devices could result in a halt to the importation of nearly 90 percent of the devices small businesses, their…

Free the Vaccine
Charles Duan

From Columbia Political Review:

Yet even more companies and universities have not, and while there has been atypical collaboration in the race to find treatments and a vaccine, there have also…

, Captured Economy
This Week in Intellectual Property, June 9th
Charles Duan

From Captured Economy:

Charles Duan of the R Street Institute has an excellent article about the relationship between patents and national security. Even when patents do spur innovation, limit…

Of Monopolies and Monocultures: The Intersection of Patents and National Security
Charles Duan


It was certainly an odd thing for the Department of Justice attorney arguing for the United States to appear before the Ninth Circuit to tell the appellate judges that a federal…

, The Guardian
Could a patent get in between you and a Covid-19 test? Yes
Charles Duan

From The Guardian:

In 2001, the United States faced a credible threat of an anthrax outbreak, yet Bayer refused to license its patents on ciprofloxacin (Cipro), the most effective antibiotic…

, Captured Economy
Bret Stephens’ Pharmapologetics
Charles Duan

From Captured Economy:

Now, when the demand for both innovation and access is high, it’s time to think outside the box and reevaluate the relationship between pharmaceutical drugs and the…

Event Summary: Innovation During COVID 19: From Vaccines to Open Source Ventilators to Homemade Masks
Alexa Cunniff

On Wednesday, May 6, the R Street Institute held a panel discussion on the innovation of health products that will help the public during COVID-19 and future pandemics. This discussion was…

, Written Description
Who’s Afraid of Section 1498?: Government Patent Use as Versatile Policy Tool
Charles Duan

From vaccines to ventilators to diagnostic tests, technology has dominated response strategies to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Where technology leads, patent law and policy follow. Recently, some…