Category: Michael Meurer

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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Business Costs Quadruple On Patent-Owner Claims: BGOV Barometer

June 26th, 2012 in 2012, Bloomberg, James Bessen, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers 0 comments

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

Business costs have risen more than fourfold since 2005 over royalty demands filed by patent owners seeking quick profits, a study by Boston University School of Law researchers shows…

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‘Patent trolls’ cost other US bodies $29bn last year, says study

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

BBC News
James Bessen, School of Law
Michael Meurer, School of Law

The direct cost of actions taken by so-called “patent trolls” totalled $29bn (£18.5bn) in the US in 2011, according to a study by Boston University…

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Dish’s Ad-Skip Tool May Benefit From Cablevision DVR Case

June 5th, 2012 in 2012, Bloomberg, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Michael Meurer, School of Law

The dispute over whether Dish Network Corp. (DISH)’s ad-skipping technology violates network television copyrights may turn on which court the second-biggest U.S. satellite-TV service persuades to hear the matter…

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