The Patent System Is A Boon - Not A Drain - To The American Economy (6/2014)

This story appears on Forbes.com. Capitol Flows, Contributor with guest post written by David Kappos, former Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and a senior adviser to the Partnership for American Innovation, a trade group funded by Apple, DuPont, Ford, General Electric, IBM, Microsoft, and Pfizer.

History of Innovation: Thomas Edison Was a “Patent Troll” (5/2014)

Adam Mossoff is professor of law at George Mason University, and a senior scholar in the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason.

Inventing the Smart Phone: Why the ‘Trolls’ Were Saviors (5/2014)

Written by Dr. Rocco Leonard Martino. Posted May 1, 2014.

Patents At Issue: The Data Behind The Patent Troll Debate (2014)

By Hillel, Mazzeo, & Zyontz. George Mason Law Review (forthcoming 2014)

Trolls And Other Patent Inventions: Economic History And The Patent Controversy In The Twenty-First

By B. Zorina Khan, Trolls and Other Patent Inventions: Economic History and the Patent Controversy in the Twenty-First Century. George Mason Law Review (forthcoming 2014)

Obama on Patents: The One-sided USPTO Patent Litigation Beta (2/2014)

Written by Gene Quinn, President & Founder of IPWatchdog, Inc., Patent Attorney, Reg. No. 44,294 on February 26, 2014.

Patent Lawsuits: Senate Legislation Would Seriously Damage Innovation Sector (2/2014)

This story appears in the San Jose Mercury News. By Ben Pless and David J. Kappos, February 11, 2014. Ben Pless is president and CEO of Autonomic Technologies. David J. Kappos is a partner at, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and former director of the U.S. Patent and Trade Office.

Thank Heavens For Those Patent Trolls (2/2014)

This story appears in the February 10, 2014 issue of Forbes. By Capitol Flows, Contributor with guest commentary curated by Forbes Opinion. Avik Roy, Editor.

Analyzing the Role of Non-Practicing Entities in the Patent System (1/2014)

Schwartz, David L. and Kesan, Jay P., Analyzing the Role of Non-Practicing Entities in the Patent System (January 21, 2014). Cornell Law Review, Vol. 99, Issue 2, pp. 425-456 (2014); Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS13-03; Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 13-01.

Patent Trolls Or Great American Inventors: Case Studies of Patent Assertion Entities (1/2014)

Holte, Ryan T., Patent Trolls or Great American Inventors: Case Studies of Patent Assertion Entities (January 1, 2014). St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 59, No. 1, 2014.

The Complex and Debated Role of NPEs in The Patent System (1/2014)

By Schwartz, David L. and Kesan, Jay P. In Issue 63 January/February 2014 of Intellectual Asset Management Magazine.

The Sewing Machine Patent Wars: What A 19th-century Episode Tells Us About Smartphone Litigation Tod

Mossoff, Adam is professor of law at George Mason University. The Sewing Machine Patent Wars: What A 19th-century Episode Tells Us About Smartphone Litigation Today (December 3, 2013)

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher Speaking On The House Floor Regarding Patent Policy (11/2013)

C-SPAN video of Dana Rohrabacher, U.S. Representative [R] California, United States. House Session November 14, 2013 speaking on the house floor regarding Patent Law. Length: 7 minutes, 33 seconds.

“Demand Letters and Consumer Protection: Examining Deceptive Practices by Patent Assertion Entities”

Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law, Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property 11-7-2013

Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) Under the Microscope: An Empirical Investigation of Patent Holders

Cotropia, Christopher Anthony and Kesan, Jay P. and Schwartz, David L., Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) Under the Microscope: An Empirical Investigation of Patent Holders as Litigants (November 10, 2013). Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS14-20; Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 14-17. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2346381

The Effect of Non-Practicing Entities on the Rate of Innovation (9/2013)

Lemus, Jorge and Temnyalov, Emil, The Effect of Non-Practicing Entities on the Rate of Innovation (September 20, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2308136 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2308136

A Brief History of Software Patents (And Why They’re Valid) (9/2013)

Mossoff, Adam. “A Brief History of Software Patents (And Why They’re Valid).” Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property. 18 Sept. 2013

Thank The Founding Fathers For The Open Market In Patents (9/2013)

“Thank the Founding Father For The Open Market in Patents.” Forbes.com. 17 Sept. 2013

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Intellectual Property: Assessing Factors That Affect Patent I

The Myth of the “Patent Troll” Litigation Explosion (8/2013)

Mossoff, Adam. “The Myth of the ‘Patent Troll’ Litigation Explosion.” Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property. 12 Aug. 2013

The Patent System: Mend, Don’t End (2/2013)

Rothwell, Jonathan. “The Patent System: Mend, Don’t End.” Brookings.edu. 11 Feb. 2013.

Explaining the “Unpredictable”: An Empirical Analysis of U.S. Patent Infringement Awards (2/2013)

Michael J. Mazzeo, a Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, United States, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, United States; Jonathan Hillelc, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, United States; Samantha Zyontz, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University, United States. Article Received October 13, 2012, Received in revised form February 23, 2013, Accepted March 2, 2013. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144818813000148

Patent Nonsense (1/2013)

Cooper, Rod et al., “Patent Nonsense.” Hoover.org. 25 January 2013

2012 PWC Patent Litigation Study (9/2012)

Barry, Chris et al. “Litigation continues to rise amid growing awareness of patent value.” 2012 Patent Litigation Study. Pricewaterhouse Coopers. September 2012

Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus (3/2012)

"Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus.” United States Patent and Trademark Office. March 2012

2011 PWC Patent Litigation Study (10/2011)

Barry, Chris et al. “Patent Litigation Trends as the “America Invents Act” becomes law.” 2011 Patent Litigation Study. Pricewaterhouse Coopers. October 2011

The Myths and Facts of Patent Troll and Excessive Payment: Have Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs) Been

Lu, Jiaqing "Jack", The Myths and Facts of Patent Troll and Excessive Payment: Have Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs) Been Overcompensated? (September 29, 2011). Business Economics, Vol. 47, No. 4, October 2012. Available at SSRN: http:// ssrn.com/abstract=1935545

The Economics and Controversies of Nonpracticing Entities (NPEs): How NPEs and Defensive Patent Aggr

Lu, Jiaqing "Jack", The Economics and Controversies of Nonpracticing Entities (NPEs): How NPEs and Defensive Patent Aggregators Will Change License Market (September 29, 2011). Les Nouvelles, the Journal of The Licensing Executives Society International, March and June 2012.. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1935524

Patent Troll Myths (8/2011)

Risch, Michael, Patent Troll Myths (August 15, 2011). Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 42, p. 457, 2012; Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2012-2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1792442

Patent Trolls on Markets for Technology - An Empirical Analysis of Trolls’ Patent Acquisitions (4/20

Fischer, Timo and Henkel, Joachim, Patent Trolls on Markets for Technology - An Empirical Analysis of Trolls' Patent Acquisitions (April 28, 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1523102 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1523102

Trolls or Market-Makers? An Empirical Analysis of Non-practicing Entities (11/2009)

Shrestha, Sannu K., Trolls or Market-Makers? An Empirical Analysis of Nonpracticing Entities (November 22, 2009). Columbia Law Review, Vol. 110, p. 114, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1534282

Transaction Costs and Trolls: Strategic Behavior by Individual Inventors, Small Firms and Entreprene

Ball, Gwendolyn G. and Kesan, Jay P., Transaction Costs and Trolls: Strategic Behavior by Individual Inventors, Small Firms and Entrepreneurs in Patent Litigation (February 1, 2009). U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE09-005; Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 08-21. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1337166 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ ssrn.1337166

Missing the Forest for the Trolls (1/2007)

Lemley, Mark A. and Melamed, A. Douglas, Missing the Forest for the Trolls (May 23, 2013). Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming; Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 443. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2269087 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2269087 Date posted: January 30, 2007

The Myth of the Patent Troll: An Alternative View of the Function of Patent Dealers in an Idea Econo

McDonough, James F., The Myth of the Patent Troll: An Alternative View of the Function of Patent Dealers in an Idea Economy. Emory Law Journal, Vol. 56, p. 189, 2006; Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 07-6; Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-7. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=959945