Monday, June 2, 2014

WSJ - 5 Reasons Patents Are On the Rise

Today, the WSJ Rani Molla reports 5 Reasons Patents Are On the Rise.

Rani Molla: "The rise in patent applications has accelerated in recent years — and isn’t necessarily because of increased innovation. Patent law has come to the forefront as so-called patent trolls have increased litigation and as the Supreme Court considers whether software — a huge issue for Silicon Valley — can be patented or not. Today, the Supreme Court reversed a previous ruling in a web technology patent case that will make it harder for companies to sue rivals for encouraging patent infringement. Still, as the number of patents rises so do the stakes. Here’s a look into some reasons for the rise in patents."

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