This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Apple v. Google Case May End Patent Gold Rush

My own view is that what Posner has done so far to narrow the terms of debate, raise the cost of litigation, and demand clarity from litigants is drawing attention across the patent bar. This is without doubt a good thing.

Gradually, under Posner's leadership, the patent gold rush could now play out, with only the shiniest nuggets being judged valid and all parties being told that negotiating is a better way to handle commercial disputes than the warfare of trial. It won't end the patent debate, but it should encourage the biggest tech players to see that they'll make more profit doing business than fighting one another in court.

It may prove Posner's greatest contribution to the law yet.

At the time of publication, Dana Blankenhorn owned shares of both Apple and Google.
2 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
AAPL $128.95 0.00%
GOOG $537.90 0.00%
FB $78.99 0.00%
TSLA $226.03 0.00%
YHOO $42.51 0.00%

Markets

DOW 18,024.06 +183.54 1.03%
S&P 500 2,108.29 +22.78 1.09%
NASDAQ 5,005.3910 +63.9670 1.29%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs