GPC Media Coverage

"The Big Mystery: What’s Big Data Really Worth?"

WSJ logoGeneral Patent's founder and CEO, Alex Poltorak, was quoted in “What's Big Data 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.

Wall Street Journal - "General Patent Corporation Chairman and CEO Alexander Poltorak Joins Spherix Board"

The Wall Street Journal carried the news that Alexander Poltorak, GPC's Chairman and CEO, has joined Spherix Incorporated as a member of its Board of Directors. ("General Patent Corporation Chairman and CEO Alexander Poltorak Joins Spherix Board" Wall Street Journal - October 29, 2013)

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)

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.