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Why patent owners demand quality, not quantity

John Williamson, chief intellectual property counsel for PPG Industries and president of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, believes that maintaining the quality of patent searches and examination, and encouraging global harmonization are the biggest issues facing patent owners. He spoke to Sam Mamudi

What in your opinion is the biggest issue facing IP owners in the US today?

I think the biggest issue is the uncertainty about the value of the assets that they own. The uncertainty is created by quality problems with the patents...

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