GPC Media Coverage

Wall Street Journal - "The Big Mystery: What’s Big Data Really Worth?"

General Patent's founder and CEO, Alex Poltorak, was quoted in “What's Big Date Really Worth?” (Wall Street Journal - October 12). He referenced how many large business do not also know the value of their enterprise's intellectual assets. You will need a subscription to WSJOnline to read it there, but the link will take you to the full article. Dr. Poltorak's comments are highlighted.

Law.com - "IP Groups Express Unease Over Patent Reform Bill"

GPC CEO Alexander Poltorak was quoted in an article on Law.com in his capacity as President of American Innovators for Patent Reform (AIPR). ("IP Groups Express Unease Over Patent Reform Bill" Law.com − December 4, 2013 − free registration required)

Wall Street Journal - "Matt Gorniak: File as Soon as Possible"

Blogger Matt Gorniak offered several reasons why it makes sense for businesses to file for patent protection as soon as possible. In comparing the relatively low cost of filing a patent application with the astronomical median cost of defending yourself in a patent lawsuit, Gorniak quotes GPC's Alexander Poltorak. ("Matt Gorniak: File as Soon as Possible" Wall Street Journal Blogs - October 18, 2013)

Law360 - "Lawyers' Voices Needed In Anti-Troll Debate, Judge Says"

Alexander Poltorak, GPC's Chairman and CEO, attended a forum on nonpracticing entity litigation organized by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association and was one of the few attendees to question whether patent trolls are the villains they are made out to be. ("Lawyers' Voices Needed In Anti-Troll Debate, Judge Says" Law360.com - October 10, 2013)

InsideCounsel.com - "New patent laws change the course of innovation"

GPC's Vice President of Marketing, Alec Schibanoff, was quoted in an article on InsideCounsel.com that explores the link between patents and innovation - and how recently enacted patent reforms have changed the process of inventing and patenting. ("New patent laws change the course of innovation" Inside Counsel - September 16, 2013)

FT.com - "Nokia patents bump up cost for Microsoft"

Microsoft entered into a deal with Nokia this month to purchase almost all of Nokia's Devices & Services business, license Nokia's patents, and license and use Nokia's mapping services, according to a Microsoft press release. The way the deal is structured has raised some eyebrows, since the IP isn't being sold along with the rest of the business. Alexander Poltorak talked to the Financial Times (FT.com) about why this kind of transaction makes good financial sense for Nokia.

IPWatchdog.com - "General Patent Settles Patent Litigation with Realtors"

Patent attorney and IP expert Gene Quinn wrote about the patent enforcement success of GPC subsidiary Data Distribution Technologies LLC (DDT) in his popular IP Watchdog blog. ("General Patent Settles Patent Litigation with Realtors" IPWatchdog.com - July 22, 2013)

MarketWatch.com - "General Patent Corporation and RE/MAX Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit"

The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch.com ran the story of the settlement between GPC and RE/MAX on behalf of GPC's subsidiary, Data Distribution Technologies. ("General Patent Corporation and RE/MAX Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit" MarketWatch.com - July 11, 2013)

Reuters - "General Patent Corporation Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit with Weichert"

Reuters carried the news of General Patent Corporation's settlement with Weichert Lead Network. GPC settled with Weichert on behalf of Data Distribution Technologies, a GPC subsidiary. ("General Patent Corporation Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit with Weichert" Reuters.com - July 3, 2013)