Patent Troll Insurance Companies: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs, a subset of non-practicing entities commonly referred to as “patent trolls”) are generally defined as entities that generate revenue by monetizing intellectual property rights without commercializing any product or service. In other words, PAEs exploit their patent portfolio through the negotiation of licenses and litigation rather than through the development and […]

April Fools Rules: The Final PTAB rules

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the final Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) rules. Some of the notable changes include modifications away from page-limits towards a total word count limit. The office noticed that there was some perceived gamesmanship occurring with page formatting. The total word count limit brings a petition […]

Don’t Sell This IPR Strategy Short

Recognized for his business acumen when predicting the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis, hedge fund manager J. Kyle Bass is now attempting to capitalize on the pro-petitioner tendencies of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), notoriously dubbed the patent “death squad.” Earlier this year, Bass founded the Coalition for Affordable Drugs to target patents that […]