Tyler Droste


Maximizing ROI on Indiana's $1B Investment - Secondary Education (Part 2)

by Tyler Droste

Earlier this summer, Governor Mike Pence proposed a $1 billion investment in Indiana innovation and entrepreneurship. Outlined in his proposal were six main areas of focus for the investment to go towards, as outlined in last week’s post and further elaborated on by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) here. This week, we will be dissecting the first area of focus on the list, and giving our recommendation for what we believe would be most beneficial to future entrepreneurs. As stated by the IEDC, this includes:

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Indiana's Legislation to Tame Patent Trolls

by Tyler Droste

When the United States Constitution was adopted, it included a provision for preserving intellectual property, done as a means to protect those who invent new products and develop new methods useful to society. Recently, that protection has been morphed into a tool at the hands of people hoping to make what many argue as an undeserved profit. These non-practicing entities (“NPEs”) have come to be infamously known as “patent trolls.” As patent troll litigation heads towards an all-time high, many companies, especially small business, are worried about being targeted by these NPEs, who are getting away with large profits.  The actions of the NPEs can also be seen as hindering the advancement of innovation, the very thing the patent system was put in place to promote.

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