Thomas Edison’s famed light bulb is the symbol of American invention – so much so that we use its image to symbolize discovery and inspiration. When an idea flashes, a “light bulb goes off.” But Edison didn’t manufacture his improved “electric lamp.” Instead, he transferred his patent for it to the General Electric Company – […]
Proponents of further sweeping patent law changes frequently claim as justification that patent litigation rates have soared in recent years, and that this litigation is being driven by so-called “patent trolls.” What you wouldn’t know from listening to their argument is that patent litigation rates have remained relatively constant – at about 1 percent of […]
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