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Good citizenship: Don’t just stop your PAE attacks, work together to stop them all

iamUniting with other tech companies can make fighting a PAE possible in the first place and enable a defendant to wage a more effective fight.

How to win the battle against patent trolls

iam2015 was one of the worst years on record for patent troll lawsuits.

Most of the lawsuits that snagged headlines involved tech titans – Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon – but small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) were far […]

Practical Tips For Combating Patent Trolls In 2016

techcrunch “There are a number of non-profit and for-profit organizations, such as the LOT Network, Symmetry and Unified Patents that help businesses on how to protect, defend, and even go on the offensive against trolls.”

Companies Can Inoculate Themselves Against Patent Trolls Through Their Supply Chain

techcrunch “If a supplier participates in LOT Network, it shows that they’re concerned about the patent troll problem and are committed to working against it. It elevates the level of trust we have with that supplier and reduces […]

IP Threats and Collaboration in the Auto Industry

techcrunch “Our company is a member of LOT Network…Community cooperation has benefits for automakers and suppliers alike. Reducing what we spend on PAE litigation means that we can put those funds toward innovation.”

How Tech Can Shut Down Patent Trolls

techcrunch “Conversely, patent trolls will not want to waste their resources going head-to-head with a warrior. Take Lee Cheng at Newegg, a lawyer who has earned a fierce reputation for fighting patent assertion claims to the death in […]

LOT Network Demonstrates Rapid Growth of Community In Battle Against Patent Trolls

bwlogo_web BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LOT Network announced today that its community, which protects many of the world’s leading businesses including Dropbox, Khan Academy, Ford, GitHub, JP Morgan Chase, Mazda, Uber, Asana, and many start-ups […]

Tech, auto companies join forces to thwart patent trolls

SF-Chronicles-logo “This solves a very real problem at a low cost,” said Ramsey Homsany, general counsel of Dropbox, one of LOT’s founding companies. “It doesn’t matter how big or small your company is, at some point you […]

MarineTraffic joins LOT Network to safeguard intellectual assets

marine_traffic-120x100 MarineTraffic, the world’s most trusted AIS vessel tracking service has joined the Licence on Transfer (LOT) Network.
The LOT Network was formed to promote innovation by reducing the risk of litigation from Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), also known as Patent Trolls. The LOT Network […]

How GCs Can Become Heroes In The War Against Patent Trolls

Law360-mini “It’s difficult to predict which companies will fail, sell patents to a troll, or exactly when you might be a PAE target,” said Michael Cunningham, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Red Hat, Inc. “By reducing the […]