Innovation

Twitter’s PR Stunt

April 19, 2012
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The last few days have been abuzz with the revelation of Twitter’s soon to be implemented “Innovator’s Patent Agreement” (IPA).  Supposedly, the IPA places Twitter in a primarily defensive posture with respect to patent litigation because the IPA requires each inventor’s approval before an offensive use of the patent.  However, for all the hype about […]

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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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