Category: Michael Meurer

Apple’s Samsung Victory Shows Patents Aren’t Just For Inventions Any More

August 27th, 2012 in 2012, Forbes, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Michael Meurer, School of Law

Apple‘s resounding courtroom victory over Samsung doesn’t just mean a tougher road ahead for companies that want to clone the popular iPhone…

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Inside Intellectual Ventures, the most hated company in tech

August 21st, 2012 in 2012, CNET, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Michael Meurer, School of Law

To many in the high-tech business, a troll plots his schemes in a white office building on a hill in this leafy suburb of Seattle…

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Could New Laws End the Tech World’s Patent Wars?

August 16th, 2012 in 2012, James Bessen, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

Popular Mechanics
James Bessen, School of Law
Michael Meurer, School of Law

Shortly after he tossed out Apple’s software patent suit against Google-owned Motorola Mobility in June, U.S. Circuit Court Judge Richard Posner made a bold remark to the press…

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A Urologist’s ‘Voicebox’ Is The Center Of An Intellectual Property Debate

August 8th, 2012 in 2012, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law, WBUR 0 comments

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Michael Meurer, School of Law

In Massachusetts, a recent case has emerged that centers on the work of Dr. Joseph Grocela, a urologist at Massachusetts General Hospital…

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The Cost of NPE Litigation

August 4th, 2012 in 2012, James Bessen, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

Patent Law Center Institute
By James Bessen, School of Law
By Michael Meurer, School of Law

The America Invents Act requires the GAO to “conduct a study of the consequences of litigation by non-practicing entities… and assess [t]he economic impact of such litigation on the economy of the United States ….”

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Patent Trolls and the Growing Toll On Innovation

July 12th, 2012 in 2012, Huffington Post, James Bessen, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

Huffington Post
James Bessen, School of Law
Michael Meurer, School of Law

For those who follow the so-called “patent wars” involving a parade of lawsuits, last month’s dismissal by a federal judge of Apple’s fight against patent-rich Motorola Mobility (just recently acquired by Google) was the apparent end to the latest round in a series of bruising and distracting battles…

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Putting a Price Tag on ‘Patent Troll’ Litigation

July 10th, 2012 in 2012, James Bessen, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

Corporate Counsel
James Bessen, School of Law
Michael Meurer, School of Law

For many members of the legal community, the question surrounding so-called “patent trolls” isn’t whether they do damage to business, but understanding the extent to which they do…

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Study: Patent Trolls Cost Companies $29 Billion Last Year

June 28th, 2012 in 2012, James Bessen, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law, The Atlantic 0 comments

The Atlantic
James Bessen, School of Law
Michael Meurer, School of Law

If you’re looking for a way to make a few bucks, here’s an idea: buy up software patents, don’t actually try and develop any products or sell anything, and then just sue people left and right for patent infringement…

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Patent trolls curb innovation and cost the U.S. $29B in 2011

June 26th, 2012 in 2012, CNET, James Bessen, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

CNET
James Bessen, School of Law
Michael Meurer, School of Law

Patent lawsuits seem to be getting more common — continually there are daily headlines of this company suing that company over intellectual property rights…

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Study calculates cost of patent troll lawsuits

June 26th, 2012 in 2012, Fortune, James Bessen, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

Fortune
James Bessen, School of Law
Michael Meurer, School of Law

Patent trolls last year cost defendants $29 billion in “direct costs”, according to a study by James Bessen and Michael Meurer of Boston University’s School of Law…

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