The Layered Patent System

Author:Michael Risch
Pages:1535-1579
SUMMARY

The patent system is usually described in terms of opposites, like producers versus trolls or software versus pharma. But the reality is a far more complex set of layers, including enforcers, patentees, and technology. This study of 25 years of patent litigation by highly litigious non-practicing entities (“NPEs”) and randomly selected plaintiffs explores each of these layers and shows ways that... (see full summary)


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