Below are case studies, white papers, and independent research about the current problems with the patent system. To learn more about our recommendations for improving the patent system, please read our letter to Congress, available here.
Startups and Patent Trolls Colleen V. Chien, Santa Clara University School of Law
The Direct Costs from NPE Disputes James Bessen & Michael J. Meurer, Boston University
"The Evolving IP Marketplace: Aligning Patent Notice and Remedies with Competition, March 2011." A report of the Federal Trade Commission
"To Promote Innovation: The Proper Balance of Competition and Patent Law and Policy. October 2003." A report of the Federal Trade Commission
"The Patent Litigation Explosion" Michael J. Meurer & James Bessen, Boston Universty
"Reforming Patent Policy: Getting the Incentives Right" Keith Maskus, U.S. Council on Foreign Relations
"A Patent System for the 21st Century" National Research Council of the National Academies