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Phillip Philbin in the Dallas Business Journal: Patent expert sees some froth, but no speculation yet
08/19/2011

This year may go down as the year of the patent.

First, there was the Nortel Networks auction of 6,000 technology and telecom patents. A group of companies led by Apple Inc. agreed to pay $4.5 billion for them...

All of which raises the question: Are we starting to see speculation emerging around this type of intellectual property?

Phillip Philbin doesn't think so. He's a partner and head of patent litigation in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone LLP.

"I don't see what I'd call outside investors getting into the market, which would indicate pure speculation," he said. "The transactions have been among the industry players."

Excerpt from the Dallas Business Journal, August 19, 2011. To view the full article, click here (subscription required).