Anthony Trippe „Will New Register Solve the Issue of Transparency in Patent Ownership?“
From Anthony Trippe’s Blog
Finding the owner of record for patents is a well recognized problem with worldwide implications. The issue can be a complex one, and stems from a variety of causes including corporation name changes, mergers and acquisitions, and even simple language and translational errors.
The results of a survey seeking feedback on this problem have now been released, and one of the conclusions was that a register of patent ownership would be a useful tool for providing transparency in this area. A press release announcing the launch of just such a registry provides details.