Contact: Amy Smorodin
October 31, 2013 – Video of the October 25th event, “Patent Reform 2.0: Will Proposed Reforms Address the Patent Troll Problems?” is now available on the TPI website.
Panelists at the event discussed the roll of patent assertion entities (PAE) and recently introduced measures for patent reform. Speakers addressed such questions as: How much do we know about the benefits and costs of (PAE) activities? Are PAEs the problem, or are they a symptom of problems with the patent system itself, particularly as applied to software? Are the remedial measures currently under consideration likely to yield net improvements?
Speakers at the event were:
Peter Detkin, Founder and Vice-Chairman, Intellectual Ventures
John Duffy, Samuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law and Armistead M. Dobie Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Matt Levy, Patent Counsel, Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) View Presentation
Michael Meurer, Abraham and Lillian Benton Scholar and Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
Thomas Lenard, President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute (moderator)
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