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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.

CPF Materials

CPF Letter to Congress

Congressional Testimony from Mark Chandler of Cisco Systems on Abusive Patent Litigation

CPF comments on DOJ/FTC Workshop on Patent Assertion Entity Activities

Independent Research

Travel Industry Organizations Seek Congressional Action Against Patent Trolls

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

"Economic Benefits of Clarifying the Standard for Assessing 'Reasonable Royalty' Damages Under Patent Law," Everett Ehrlich, Ph.D.

"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