Patent Infringement Expert On AOL Patent Sale

Patent infringement expert James Bessen, a lecturer at Boston University School of Law, commented this week on the increase in patent litigation, specifically the $1.1B sale of AOL patents to Microsoft. Bessen studies the economics of innovation and patents. His book, Patent Failure: How Judges, Bureaucrats, and Lawyers Put Innovators at Risk, highlights the problems caused by poorly defined property rights (“patent notice”).