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Mar 22, 2013
Transparency in the patent marketplace
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Alan Minsk's guest post on Patentlyo touches on some important issues in an ongoing discussion about increasing transparency in the patent marketplace. The contention floating around the patent blog-o-sphere is that lack of transparency in the patent sale and licensing process can easily lead to inefficiency, ineffectiveness, and--possibly--injustice.

Minsk does a great job of teasing out the central issue in this discussion: is the patent marketplace a part of the patent system? If so, to what degree should it become government-regulated? If not, are we ready to live with the consequences of malicious, non-transparent licensing behavior that will result?

Guest Post: Is there a justification for greater transparency in patent transactions? - Patent Law Blog (Patently-O)
by Alan D. Minsk [1] Introduction In a recent article [2], Matt Rappaport argues for the need for greater transparency in the "marketplace" for transactions involving patents. Rappaport points out several inefficiencies that may result from a lack of transparency...
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