Commentary

With its recent ruling that the doctrine of patent exhaustion protects Quanta Computer from a suit filed by LG Electronics (LG), the Supreme Court has dealt a loss to LGE and other companies by limiting a patent holder's ability to demand royalties on products after...

Hundreds of trademark applications have been filed in the United States that include the word "entrepreneur." Many of the claimed owners of entrepreneur-formed trademarks have engaged in legal disputes over the scope and extent of each other's rights. Is the word "entrepreneur" capable of exclusive...

One of the great promises of embryonic stem cell research is being able to use human cloning to derive stem cells that carry genetic defects associated with myriad maladies, writes columnist Steve Clark, who explains recent scientific developments and raises some ethical questions....

Cancer therapies once again have become the driving force behind biotech industry growth, just as infectious diseases were a driving force for growth in the 1940s and 1950s, says columnist Michael Rosen. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen noted one similarity in the...

A depressingly small percentage - 17 percent to be precise - of surveyed physicians are using ambulatory electronic health records, which is surprising when you consider the U.S. devotes 16 percent of its national wealth to healthcare, says columnist and physician Barry Chaiken. In...