David Applegate

David Applegate is an intellectual property (IP) lawyer in Chicago, a legal policy advisor to the Heartland Institute, a columnist for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Patent Legislation, Pending


Forty years ago, nearly no one cared about patents or patent law. Now, almost everyone does. The reason for the revisionism: the evolution of the economy. Splicing DNA became possible in the late 1970s. It started to become profitable in the Reagan-era 1980s. Personal computers were nearly unheard of when Ronald Reagan was elected President. […]

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