Patents: How the tech industry is shifting from quantity to quality

By Marshall Phelps and Peter Vanderheyden In days gone by, patenting was a numbers game. Quantity was prized, quality was brushed aside, and whoever held the most patents was deemed the winner. The size of your patent arsenal was the focus, not what the arsenal could actually do for you. Ironically, the rise of the troll […]

Operation Ninja S.T.A.R. – Help fight patent trolls

By Peter Vanderheyden from Article One Partners.  Introduction Imagine you’re a startup that just created an exciting new online game. But then, just as it gains popularity (and a little revenue), you get a letter claiming your new game infringes a mysterious company’s patent. The company demands that you pay a sizable settlement fee or […]