August 21, 2017 Activities will include participation in an undergraduate IP course at USC and the IP Awareness Summit
IBM’s Chief Patent Counsel, Manny Schecter (CIPU board member), looks at the lack of IP education in the U.S.
by Manny Schecter
Have you ever watched an episode of the television show Shark Tank? Contestants attempt to attract investments in their businesses by marketing them to moguls (the “sharks”). Innovation and entrepreneurship are strong themes. Virtually every contestant with a new product is asked about patent protection…
July 17, 2017 – CIPU and Tusher Center will collaborate on activities that support a broader understanding of patents, trade secrets and other forms of intellectual property.
The CIPU report, “Patterns in Media Coverage of Patent Disputes,” reviewed 127 articles that dealt with ‘patent infringement.’
Tech media often provide incomplete and potentially misleading reporting on patent disputes and “trolls”…
CIPU published a research report analyzing patterns in media coverage of patent infringement fir articels published in 2016.
The study found that nearly half of the sampled articles were “op-ed or trend pieces.”
Analysis of 127 articles published in business, technology and general news media show almost half are opinion pieces.
June 12, 2017 – A survey of 127 articles selected from a random sampling using the term patent infringement and published in business, technology and general news publications during 2016 reveal that almost half of the articles are either op-ed or trend pieces.
For the infographic of key findings, go here.
For the complete report, Patterns in Media Coverage of Patent Disputes, go here.
Typically, the reform debate regarding the U.S. patent system features smaller players in the system on the one side, arguing for a return to stronger patent enforcement rights. . .
Schecter joins other board members, Marshall Phelps, Keith Bergelt, Harry Gwinell, Brian Hinman, & Bruce Berman
March 28, 2017 – IBM’s Chief Patent Counsel is an active proponent of IP education.
New IP initiative launched to help improve understanding of IP’s importance to wider economy
By Marshall Phelps
There is a widening gap in intellectual property knowledge. Most people do not have a clue what patents and other IP rights achieve, and for whom. This includes the general public and many in government and business.
IP Education Barney Dixon Reports “Attitude Adjusters”
Major Cos. Back New Group Aimed at Educating Public on IP
February 14, 2017 – Launched by leading IP advisors, the new non-profit will address rising hostility towards patents, copyrights and brands
“Patent troll,” the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent licensing that unfairly influences attitudes towards disputes.
This is among the findings of the research conducted by Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor, Edward Lee. Writing in the Stanford Technology Law Review, Professor Lee says that while “some courts have even barred the use of the term [patent troll] altogether during patent trials on the ground that the term is unfairly prejudicial. But, among the mainstream media, the term is pervasive.”