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So far Celi Richardson has created 34 blog entries.

Why GM and Honda Just Joined a Google-Led Patent Alliance

legaltechnewsDetroit is afraid of patent trolls.

In another sign of the growing ties between Detroit and Silicon Valley, more automakers are joining a network of primarily tech companies that use licenses to ward off so-called “patent trolls.” The trolls, […]

America’s Next Big Export? Troll-Friendlier Patent Courts

legaltechnewsTime was the Eastern District of Texas was the global center for patent litigation. Companies from around the world went — or were dragged — to the tiny East Texas city of Marshall to slug it out in […]

“The Tech Blog Writer Podcast” Startup Stories – (Neil Hughes, Inc. Columnist):

legaltechnewsInc. Columnist Neil C. Hughes Interviews Innovative Startups, Tech Leaders, CEOs, Solopreneurs and Entrepreneurs. Sharing their startup stories and experiences to learn from their invaluable advice. As a tech blog writer, I created this podcast to add real […]

What Will Happen When the USPTO Releases its APIs to the Wild?

legaltechnewsRecently, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Michelle Lee talked about releasing its APIs for patent data into the wild. What does this really mean?

Why Patents Still Matter, Even in a Fast-Paced Tech Environment

legaltechnewsIn today’s continuously evolving environment, a well curated patent portfolio can have an incredible influence on success.

Nissan, Toyota join ranks of Asian automakers flocking to defensive alliances

iamIt looks as though Nissan has become the latest member of the License On Transfer (LOT) Network. The website of the defensive alliance, whose members pledge to grant a licence to all other members anytime they transfer a […]

Why patent trolls won’t give up

iamIn Return of the Jedi, Yoda tells Luke “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.”

Luckily for me, this didn’t apply to the patent world.

Why Patents Still Matter In The Era Of Open Innovation

Law360-mini Law360, New York (May 20, 2016, 11:33 AM ET) —

The patent wars that rage in the tech industry are full of high stakes and high drama: Corporations engage in messy, drawn-out fights and small companies find themselves […]

Big Banks Stake Fintech Claims With Patent Application Surge

iamBig banks and credit card companies, looking to protect their investments in innovation, have accelerated efforts to patent methods linked to key technologies. Since 2013 large financial institutions have applied for at least 2,679 patents in hot areas […]

Fintech patent trolls can’t be allowed to win

iamGlobal financial services have become a persistently attractive sector for innovators. But on the flip side, unfortunately, fintech startups find themselves particularly vulnerable to patent abusers.