Innovation in a squeeze, says entrepreneur
News & Analysis 2/24/2009 Post a comment
An increasingly risk averse climate—even in Silicon Valley—and an overburdened and poorly managed patent system are threatening innovation in electronics, according to Steve Perlman, a serial entrepreneur and one of many speakers at the upcoming Intellectual Property Symposium.
Pilot patent program shows promise
News & Analysis 2/2/2009 Post a comment
Peer-to-Patent, a pilot program in its second year, shows promise for improving what many observers say is the poor quality of many of today's patents by letting citizen experts on the Web help patent examiners find prior art.