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The Pharmaceutical Industry- Another Unintended Consequence of Patent Reform

February 23, 2016 By: Maureen Veterano The pharmaceutical industry is one of many groups (and individuals) that does not like the current patent laws. However, they have come up with a unique approach to getting around the provisions that negatively affect their business. Instead of spending money lobbying for patent reform, they are asking Congress[…]

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Celebration of Constitution Day reminds us of the origins of patent protection and how our system has evolved

February 11, 2016 By: Maureen Veterano It is an often overlooked holiday, but an important one. Constitution Day (it’s September 17th – and this year is the 228th anniversary of the Constitution’s birthday) celebrates the anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution and honors the founding fathers and the document they created. It’s also a[…]

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Bullish on Patents

January 21, 2016 By: Chuck Baxter Don’t count out patents. Congress has considered as multiple new patent reform bills, but authorities and commentators are warning to not throw out the baby with the bath water. Tangible IP CEO Louis Carbonneau asks “Are Patents Getting Their Mojo Back?” and cites the forces pushing back on the[…]

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Guaranteed! Collateralizing patents takes the place of bricks and mortar or inventory to protect capital.

January 7, 2016 By: Pat Guenthner Inventors at early stage companies are interested in protecting their livelihood and their technology. In doing so, they have to make strategic decisions about how to get the capital needed to grow rapidly the market and respond to increasing demand. There are two traditional alternatives for acquiring capital for[…]