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Interview: Allen Lo of Google on patent trolls and US reform

James Nurton, London


Google is at the heart of the debate on patent reform in the United States. Last week, James Nurton spoke to the company’s deputy general counsel, patents and patent litigation, Allen Lo, about how its patent strategy has evolved, why it believes there is a troll problem, and what legal changes are needed. Here is the full transcript of the interview

Allen Lo, Google

Tell me about your career and your role at Google?

After engineering school, I worked at the USPTO as a patent examiner and during that time I went to law school in the evenings. After a couple of years, I...


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