Mar 28 | 2017

The Rise of Copyright Trolls

Unlike the well-known patent trolls, “copyright trolls” have received comparatively less attention in Congress and in the media. A copyright troll is a business with the principal purpose of enforcing copyrights for which it has only a limited ownership interest.…
Jan 26 | 2015

Forget Patent Trolls…Focus on Convicts

While discussions about patent reform heat up in the United States, patent trolls are proliferating in an unexpected forum in China: prison. Under Chinese law, a prison sentence can be reduced if the prisoner develops a patentable technology. While the…
Feb 07 | 2012

An Audit You Can Stomach

The word “audit” makes most people cringe and think of a tax nightmare. But an audit is not always a bad thing – especially if it is an intellectual property (IP) audit. In the realm of IP law, audits are…