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Regulations: Inhibiting Progress or Spawning Innovation?

February 8, 2012
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently attempted to promulgate new rules that are designed to protect downwind states from smog and fine particulates emanating from upwind coal burning power plants (it has been temporarily stymied by the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit).  The arguments for and against the new rules focus largely [...]

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Why Are There Eight Million Patents? (Or how to increase the value of your company by 92%.)

January 31, 2012
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On August 16th last year, United States Patent No. 8,000,000 was issued by the USPTO.  And with over 400,000 new applications filed every year from 2006 through 2010, it is likely that patent number 9,000,000 will come even faster than the five years between Nos. 7,000,000 and 8,000,000.               [...]

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