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Large patent portfolio: an equivalent of automated contracts?

Intellectual Ventures is a private company with business model relying on developing large patent portfolio and licensing these to companies with infringing products. In other words their business model is patent trolling. Given my attitude towards openness, it’s clear that I don’t like their approach at all, although I must admit that some of the […]

Patent data available. So what?

From O’Reilly Radar post entitled: Unlikely Group Working Happily Together To Solve Patent Problem: In September, the Patent Office announced a rather strange “Request for Information” (RFI). Under this proposed scheme, the Patent Office would receive a substantial (upwards of $10 million!) donation of equipment from a vendor. In return, the vendor would get to […]