What Price Patents?

David T. Leibell and Daniel L. Daniels, partners in the Stamford, Conn., office of Cummings & Lockwood LLC, report that planners have been buzzing for months about patents of tax strategies. First, the John Rowe case settled in March, 2007. Then news that another tax patent had been filed made it clear that this trend will continue. Rowe is the case that publicized the fact that tax strategies can

David T. Leibell and Daniel L. Daniels, partners in the Stamford, Conn., office of Cummings & Lockwood LLC, report that planners have been buzzing for months about patents of tax strategies. First, the John Rowe case settled in March, 2007. Then news that another tax patent had been filed made it clear that this trend will continue.

Rowe is the case that publicized the fact that tax strategies can be patented. An executive at the Hartford, Conn.-based insurance giant

All access premium subscription

Your subscription will include 12 months of Trusts & Estates magazine and access to premium content on WealthManagement.com.

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish