Category: Michael Meurer

‘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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Where are the jobs? Ask the patent trolls.

May 10th, 2012 in 2012, James Bessen, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law, Washington Post 0 comments

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

President Obama has been touting patents as a way to create jobs and increase U.S. competitiveness…

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The Patent Mafia and What You Can Do To Break It Up

May 9th, 2012 in 2012, James Bessen, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

Network World
James Bessen, School of Law
Michael Meurer, School of Law

Just like the organization of which Don Fanucci was part of in the Godfather, Part II, there is another “organization” today seeking to “wet their beak” every time some company comes up with a new or better way to use technology…

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Titans of tech clash in courts for claims to prized patents

March 21st, 2012 in 2012, James Bessen, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law, Washington Times 0 comments

Washington Times
James Bessen, School of Law
Michael Meurer, School of Law

Some call them “patent trolls.”…

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Patent Trolls or Tech Fairy Godmothers?

January 24th, 2012 in 2012, James Bessen, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

Reason.com
James Bessen, School of Law
Michael Meurer, School of Law

Patents are supposed to encourage innovation…

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