Ep. 17 – Google Paying Academics & Being Blocked On Twitter

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From our recent IPWire blog post from Patrick Anderson on Unified Patents’ PTAB win record.

As part of our ongoing series to factually expose the patent opposition’s effort of “de-propertization” of patents, I further breakdown Unified Patents as more the devil of patents than Saint Thomas More.  Last month, I posted a detailed breakdown of Inter Partes Review statistics relating to petitions filed by self-proclaimed ‘Anti-Troll’ Unified Patents. While I highly recommend you read that post, a few of the highlights for convenience:

  • A paltry 34% institution rate (compared to about 71% for the PTAB overall)
  • An Institution:Denial ratio less than one
  • A substantially higher settlement rate than average

Google Buys Academic to Support Their Anti-Patent Agenda

The Wall Street Journal article exposing Google for paying for academic research that “independently” supports their anti-patent agenda.

By Brody Mullins and Jack Nicas |

“Google operates a little-known program to harness the brain power of university researchers to help sway opinion and public policy, cultivating financial relationships with professors at campuses from Harvard University to the University of California, Berkeley.”

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