MBHB Attorneys Michael Borella and Andrew Williams Co-Author InnovationAlliance.net Article Entitled, “PatentDocs.org: A Rebuttal to The Economist’s ‘Stalking Trolls'”

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP attorneys Dr. Michael Borella and Dr. Andrew Williams co-authored an article appearing in a March 13, 2014 online edition of InnovationAlliance.net  entitled, “PatentDocs.org: A Rebuttal to The Economist’s ‘Stalking Trolls.’” On March 8th, The Economist published an article deriding both so-called “patent trolls” and “software patents” as being impediments to innovation in the United States. Unfortunately, as we have seen all too often when the mainstream media discusses the patent system, the article contains unsupported assertions, draws questionable conclusions, and displays a profoundly flawed understanding of patent law. Such commentary is particularly troublesome in this case because of the wide circulation of this periodical. View the article