[Video] Enforcing Patents for Bunch O Balloons

Josh Malone, inventor of Bunch O Balloons, describes his struggle to enforce the patents for Bunch O Balloons. Is Josh’s experience typical for US inventors? Is the process of protecting one’s invention straightforward? How might this process be improved? A number of intellectual property experts join Josh in elaborating on these questions.

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Differing Views:

Fourth Branch Video: “Innovation in the US Patent System”

RTP Paper: “Crippling the Innovation Economy: Regulatory Overreach at the Patent Office”

Deep Dive Podcast: “Is There a ‘Death Squad’ at the U.S. Patent Office?: Examining the Patent Trial and Appeal Board”

“Supreme Court Upholds Procedure That’s Said to Combat ‘Patent Trolls'”

Melissa Brand

Associate Counsel and Director of Intellectual Property Policy

Biotechnology Innovation Organization


Josh Malone

Founder

Bunch O Balloons


Adam Mossoff

Professor of Law

Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University


Saurabh Vishnubhakat

Professor of Law

Texas A&M University School of Law


Ilan Wurman

Visiting Assistant Professor

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University


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