Weekly Patent News Highlights 1/22

Thursday, Jan 23rd, 2014

This week we have 2 articles from CFO and Inc. highlighting both sides of patent reform and giving a more neutral overview of the controversy surrounding this issue.

In the first article from CFO, the issue of small companies being forced to pay licensing fees to patent trolls in order to avoid conflict with their investors is touched upon. It also questions whether or not patent reform will help or harm inventors and small businesses.

The second article from Inc. illustrates that while some large companies are under attack from Non-Practicing Entities, they are also suing to protect patents themselves, highlighting the rather schizophrenic environment of current patent litigation and its reform supporters.

Find the articles here:

Will Congress Tilt Patent Law in the Wrong Direction?
http://ww2.cfo.com/regulation/2014/01/will-congress-tilt-patent-law-wron...

In Patent War, Questions About Who's Who
http://www.inc.com/jeremy-quittner/google-motorola-iv-patent-case.html