April 16, 2009
"Five years ago, a group of 15 corporate giants, which ironically had built their success on patents but now rely primarily on their market power and acquisitions for growth, wanted to weaken the U.S. Patent System and the protection it offered the new generation of innovators. These companies are trying to retain their position by pulling the economic ladder up behind themselves, and by forcing guaranteed access - on the cheap - to technology developed by others." - Dan Leckrone of the TPL Group, in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Posted by Patent Hawk at April 16, 2009 11:20 PM | The Patent System
Nice article, though would have been nice if Dan had actually named these 15 companies.
Perhaps he wanted to, but the Chronicle (being close to/receiving ad revenue from some of these 15 patent rights henchmen), wouldn't allow it.
Posted by: Steve M at April 18, 2009 6:01 PM