Jesse Jenner Discusses Jerome Lemelson, ‘The Original Patent Troll,’ in Forbes

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December 14, 2012
Jesse J. Jenner

Ropes & Gray intellectual property litigation partner Jesse Jenner is quoted on his past litigation battles with Jerome Lemelson in a Dec. 14 Forbes article. Discussing patent trolls, Jenner also suggests, “Require inventors to prove their technology works before giving them a patent. Most countries require inventors to provide a working model, he said, while the U.S. merely requires a description. ‘One way to get rid of a lot of half-baked ideas would be to require that somebody make it first,’ he said. If Lemelson had been required to do that, his record as an inventor might have been a lot shorter.”

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Jesse J. Jenner
Jesse J. Jenner
Retired Partner