August 5, 2013

Mescher quoted in Dayton Daily News article about the patent system

Richard Mescher, a partner in Porter Wright's Corporate Department, was interviewed for and quoted in the Dayton Daily News article, "Patent system called broken; Companies' letters tell many Ohio businesses they face legal action."

From Dayton Daily News, Cornelius Frolik and Mark Gokavi reporting:
"Litigation costs are just outrageous, and in a patent suit you can easily spend $500,000," said Richard Mescher, a Columbus attorney who teaches patent law at Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law. "The (licensing) fee is low enough that a certain number of companies will just pay it."

... The flood of patent applications overwhelmed the patent office, while the types of patents sought increasingly were concentrated in complicated subject areas, such as computer software, said Mescher, a 1993 graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law who also works at Porter Wright law firm in Columbus.