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Brian Love on Using PTO Fee Reform to Crush Trolls

Brian Love on Using PTO Fee Reform to Crush Trolls

Brian Love has an interesting short note on the use of patent renewal fees as a method of pushing back against the proliferation of trolls.  He points to the data showing that a large majority of fees are asserted in the final three years of the patent term, or about 17 years after the technology was first developed.  Greater barriers to maintaining a patent for the full 20-year term would reduce the number of trolls while keeping us compliant with the WTO treaty.

Robert Sanchez

Robert Sanchez is a student at Fordham Law. He attended Yale University for undergrad. He currently runs an art gallery, a fashion conference, and a tech startup while maintaining a full course load. He will sleep when all of this is over.