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Automakers in Korea and Japan embrace defensive patent aggregation, but Chinese companies hold out

iam2Automakers in Korea and Japan embrace defensive patent aggregation, but Chinese companies hold out

Pure Storage VP: ‘Something had to be done’ about patent trolls

legaltechnewsCompanies lose billions each year defending themselves against patent trolls, and the problem is only getting worse. Pure Storage is one of a growing number of organizations that are working to do something about it.

Honda and General Motors join patent pledge

legaltechnewsCar companies Honda and General Motors have joined a group that aims to protect its members by thwarting non-practising entities also known as patent assertion entities (PAEs).

In Defense of Patents: Retaining value and relevance of patents in periods of rapid innovation

legaltechnewsInnovation, whether in the technical or biological fields, occurs at a pace today that likely exceeds any period in history. This is due in part to the modern tools available that promote innovation. Equipment that was once available […]

‘Patent troll’ network entices start-ups with free membership

legaltechnewsLicense 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 […]

LOT Network waives patent troll protection membership fees for startups

legaltechnewsLicense 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, […]

Why startups need a defensive IP strategy

legaltechnewsOne 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 […]

Accelerating LOT’s membership drive

legaltechnewsHonda 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.

Honda & GM Get Under Google’s Patent Protection Umbrella

legaltechnewsSilicon 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 […]

GM Joins License On Transfer Network To Protect Its Patents

legaltechnewsIn today’s day and age, nearly every company is a technology company. That includes the automotive industry. To fight off what the industry dubs “patent trolls”, or those that don’t produce any products but have long plagued the […]