February 2012

Patents for Humanity - New USPTO Humanitarian Initiative

On Wednesday I watched as David Kappos announced the USPTO’s new humanitarian initiative – Patents for Humanity.

“Innovation is 99% about failure, which is expensive,” Kappos said. He’s completely right.

Spurring Economic Growth Using Intangible Assets

I have long noted that although the U.S. IP market is the envy of the world, not enough attention has been paid to the role of governmental policy to further our leadership edge. This is troubling in light of the oft reported efforts of European, Asian and now the Mid-East efforts to build a technology-based economy using IP as a tool for growth.