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"It's one level above child molesting."
Suing a company for allegedly filing frivolous lawsuits.
Part of the iPhone 5, iPad, and MacBook Air.
Patent trolls fleece small businesses and stifle innovation. What took so long?
It wants the government to provide "nuclear deterrence" in patent fights.
[credit provider=”AP”] At a Google+ fireside “hangout” on Thursday, President Obama fielded questions about baby names and Valentine’s Day.Obama also tackled an issue that’s of interest to tech startups: patent trolls.
[credit provider=”ReasonTV/YouTube” url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urdV5DwT4Ns”] The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital civil liberties group, is declaring war on a company claiming it made the podcast possible.EFF said Tuesday it was organising companies that face threats from patent trolls – a derogatory term for companies that earn most of their money from patent […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Tim Pearce” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/timpearcelosgatos/3221864842/”] The federal court in East Texas is known as the “rocket docket” for patent litigation.Companies that exist primarily to file patent lawsuits – derided as “patent trolls” – flock there to sue other companies for patent infringement.
Kodak sold patents for $525 million to two patent firms, Intellectual Ventures and RPX.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_edison_gl%C3%BChbirne.jpg”] So-called patent trolls have a bad reputation.Alleged trolls, more politely called non-practicing entities (NPEs), make most of their money from licensing patents or suing companies or both.
[credit provider=”flickr/adria.richards” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/adriarichards/4556531975/”] Steve Jobs once said to his biographer, “I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product.”He was so livid at Google he said he’d go to “thermonuclear war” over patents, Above the Law has reported.
[credit provider=”AP”] A Tennessee company that apparently exists just to file lawsuits claims Facebook, Amazon, and LinkedIn infringed its patents for targeted banner ads.B.E. Technology, founded by Martin David Hoyle of Destrehan, La., filed suit against the three companies on Friday.
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/6937763971/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Startup Hipmunk is taking legal action against i2z Technology over a patent dispute.The patent in question, No. 5,345,551, is one that allows for content to be displayed on numerous windows.
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