NPE/PAE

12/10/2015
Steensma, H. Kevin and Chari, Mukund and Heidl, Ralph

A Comparative Analysis of Patent Assertion Entities in Markets for Intellectual Property Rights

December 2015

Assertion of Standards-Essential Patents by Non-Practicing Entities

An extensive literature exists regarding the patent disclosure and licensing commitments made by participants in standard-setting organizations (SSOs), and the assertion of patents by non-practicing entities (NPEs). This study is the first to assess the degree to which NPEs have asserted...Read More

Fall 2015
Ashtor, Jonathan

Redefining “Valuable Patents”: Analysis of the Enforcement Value of U.S. Patents

This study analyzes the factors that make patents valuable in enforcement awards. Leading scholarship predominantly relies on proxies for value (e.g., whether a patent has been asserted or maintained), to designate which patents are “valuable” and which are not. Here, we study value directly and...Read More

9/15/15
RPX Corporation

RPX 2014 NPE Cost Report

8/13/2015
Lemus, Jorge and Temnyalov, Emil

Patent Privateering, Litigation, and R&D Incentives

Summer 2015
Osenga, Kristen

Sticks and Stones: How The FTC’s Name-Calling Misses The Complexity Of Licensing-Based Business Models

This Essay asserts that the real problem is that patent licensing firms are treated as a homogenous category, with no attention paid to the wide range of business models that exist under the patent licensing firm umbrella.Read More

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