The U.S. patent system is supposed to reward and therefore encourage innovation, but is beset with challenges: Patent applications are growing exponentially, patent "trolls" file expensive lawsuits, and companies like Apple and Samsung sometimes appear to be competing as much through patent litigation as in the marketplace. Smith professor Joseph P. Bailey outlines possible solutions, including some that the patent
Several dozen MBA students visiting from China this summer toured a factory here in Maryland, participated in a case competition, studied finance, marketing and cross-cultural management, and learned about American baseball while cheering for both the Nationals and the Orioles (although not on the same nights).
This month, freshmen in the Class of 2019 will attend a series of events to kick-off their experience at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Smith student Philip Peker ’18 writes about “The War for Talent” event on Sept. 1, 2015.
Some foreign retailers in China are stumbling. Others are thriving. Count Home Depot and Best Buy among recent failures. On the other hand, the likes of Gap and Decathlon have done well. The degree of success or failure “is driven by some combination of industry concentration, product and brand differentiation, first-mover advantage and local adaptation,” write Smith professor Anil K. Gupta and MBA alumnus
Google changes its logo every day with clever home page animations, but the latest iteration is more permanent. Weeks after announcing Alphabet, a new parent company, the search engine giant unveiled a new logo on Sept. 1, 2015. The timing makes sense, says Smith School professor Rajshree Agarwal. Although most aspiring leaders don't have their own logos, they do have personal brands that require attention. “Think