Supreme Court Patent Decision Trickles Down Into Precedent

Lynne Kiesling Remember in the spring, when the Supreme Court decided in KSR v. Teleflex that courts should use more flexibility in determining whether new ideas are “obvious” and therefore not patentable? Today’s Wall Street Journal has an article discussing the ramifications of that decision (sub. required): “The Supreme Court has made it clear what … More Supreme Court Patent Decision Trickles Down Into PrecedentMore Supreme Court Patent Decision Trickles Down Into Precedent

Competition + Technology = Business Model Innovation

Lynne Kiesling Recently I mentioned Zappo’s as an example of an innovative business model that defies preconceptions about consumer behavior. Here’s a coda to that observation: the success Zappo’s has seen has brought both imitation and innovation. Hello, perennial gale of creative destruction! Exhibit A: Endless, a new shoe and handbag site with free overnight … More Competition + Technology = Business Model InnovationMore Competition + Technology = Business Model Innovation