If we consider Nokia’s (NOK) financial reports for the past several quarters, we can see an image of a company in need of growth boosters. Nokia relies on selling network equipment and services for […]
Two Canadian fintech companies have teamed up with some of America’s biggest tech giants to fend off patent trolls. Although they represent two extremes of Canada’s financial services sector – FI.SPAN is a startup […]
An IP protection strategy is often not the first or even the tenth thing startup founders think about. This is particularly true for Canadian companies because Patent Assertion Entities, otherwise known as “patent trolls,” […]
A mutual defense alliance to protect companies against so-called “patent trolls,” known as the LOT Network, announced the addition of four more members on Wednesday, including the car maker Daimler and the online learning service Udemy.
In a previous blog post, we briefly discussed the LOT Network’s initiative in in the fight against patent assertion entities (PAEs), more commonly known as patent trolls. Since the publication of that post, the LOT Network […]
License on Transfer (LOT) Network, a non-profit body committed to protecting companies against ‘patent trolls’, has waived its annual fee for start-ups.
Between now and March 1, 2017, any new companies with less than $5 million in annual fees […]
License on Transfer (LOT) Network is looking to make it even easier for smaller startups to sign up for its cross-licensing patent “immunization” organization, which includes members like Google, Netflix and Uber. Between now and March 1, 2017, […]
One of the things I really love about working with startup founders is that they are by nature an optimistic crowd: They set out to build amazing things, change the world and fundamentally shift the way people view […]
Honda and General Motors recently signed up for the License on Transfer (LOT) Network, following other auto companies including Hyundai, Ford and Uber in joining the network in the past year.
Silicon Valley has had an issue with patent trolls as long as anybody can remember. Called “patent assertion entities”, these firms don’t do anything but simply buy up or register patents in the hopes that somebody puts out […]