In The Hill:
“The Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in Alice and the subsequent lower court decisions were an important step in invalidating a significant number of patents that should never have been issued, but there are several reasons why this alone is not enough.”
In Harvard Business Review Blog:
“Why are skills sometimes hard to measure and to manage? Because new technologies frequently require specific new skills that schools don’t teach and that labor markets don’t supply. Since information technologies have radically changed much work over the last couple of decades, employers have had persistent difficulty finding workers who can make the most of these new technologies.”
“As a worker moves from one job to the next, their value to their next employer stems, at least in part, from the skills and knowledge he or she gained at work. It may seem like an odd idea, but who owns the skills and knowledge a worker gains on the job? Apparently, the companies you work for do.”
“Historians have documented that inventors shared ideas and designs in many key technologies. In 19th-century Britain, those include blast furnace technology for making iron, the high pressure steam engine in the Cornish mining district, textile equipment, the development of coal burning houses in London, and advances in civil engineering.”
DebateOut: James Bessen debates "Do Patents Help or Hinder Innovation?"
Wall Street Journal: James Bessen on state efforts to curb patent trolls.
Slate: James Bessen on how universities aid patent trolls.
Senator Hatch citing research on patent reform: