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Strategic Considerations in Litigating Design-Arounds - Vol. 20, No. 6

Design-arounds are a well-recognized pathway for the public to benefit from the patent system. “One of the benefits of a patent system is its so-called ‘negative incentive’ to ‘design around’ a competitor’s products, even...more

Energy Innovation: Monopoly vs. Competition

When does a monopoly hinder innovation? I would assert the answer is “always.” The American free enterprise system thrives on competition. The search for a better mousetrap has long been touted as the driver of innovation....more

Are the Regulators Coming after the Patent Trolls?

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice recently held a workshop to discuss the effects of patent assertion entities (PAEs) on innovation and competition....more

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