As the tech sector continues to mature, regional differences have become more pronounced, but some industry trends ignore geographic boundaries. It’s become a cliché, but still rings true: 2016 was yet another milestone year for the […]
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.
Technology’s takeover of the shopping experience has brought many benefits to both retailers and customers — along with one very big drawback. It has drawn the attention of so-called “patent trolls,” more formally known […]
Patent trolls—companies that don’t actually make products but instead just use patents they have purchased to sue companies who do—have become so prevalent in that being sued by a troll has become the norm in […]
PLANO, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A senior counsel for J.C. Penney & Co. has all but given up waiting on the federal cavalry to arrive and protect her client from patent trolls. Instead, she and others […]
Innovation makes the world go round. Patents protect innovation. Patent trolls suck energy and time and money from companies that spawn innovation — so much so, that some companies die in the effort.
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JCPenney and numerous other retailers have been hunted for the last decade by patent trolls that aggressively file suits based on overly broad claims in patents against related but distinct technologies. JCPenney alone has […]
Clearing the Underbrush: How to Fight Low Quality Patents Related to Commoditized Technology that Threaten Innovation
The most successful patent trolls tend to be those with the sharpest noses for weakness. They sniff out low quality patents and hit legitimate businesses where they’re vulnerable in order to make money without doing the […]
Why are patent trolls so interested in the car business? They’re looking at buying automotive patents because they’re lucrative.
A patent troll, or “patent assertion entity,” is a company that acquires patents to be used solely to […]