"A Sedona Award Winner Discusses the Future of IP Law"
National Law Journal, October 22, 2010
Ray Lupo, honored with the 2010 Sedona Conference Lifetime Achievement Award, sees "the enormous number of patent applications" and the re-examination process in which the Patent Office must "determine whether the technology should have been issued," as major impacts on IP law. "From the filing [of a case] to knowing whether there is a valid patent that’s being infringed, if that’s going to take years because of re-examination, that’s going to slow down corporations from investing money," Mr. Lupo said. The combined effect, he warned, is that "a very important patent system and a judiciary that patent system are in trouble, in that the technology is not being judged quickly."