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Repetition of Junk Science & Epithets Does Not Make Them True

Here’s a brief excerpt of a post by Adam Mossoff that was published on IPWatchdog.

In their recent submission to the Washington Post’s series on so-called “patent reform” and “patent trolls,” James Bessen and Michael Meurer repeat the same junk science claims we’ve all heard many times before. In fact, the essay starts with a sky-is-falling, clickbait headline: “A third of the economy is at stake – and trolls are to blame.” This continues the pejorative and misleading “patent troll” narrative that has been used to urge policymakers to weaken the property rights of all inventors through sweeping changes to our patent system. But repeating junk science claims and rhetorical epithets makes them neither true nor legitimate. . . .

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