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New patent laws change the course of innovation

Changes to patent laws in the past two years have altered the development process for new inventions, favoring start-ups over big business

Patents and intellectual property are hot topics in the news these days, and it seems like you can’t open the newspaper without reading about another lawsuit filed over patent or IP infringement. But, as these cases tear through the courtrooms, the question remains: “Do patents spur innovation?”

As Alec Schibanoff, vice president of marketing at the General Patent Corporation, puts it, patents are a foundational aspect of the American spirit of innovation:

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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