The LOT Network (License on Transfer) is a non-profit community of companies that have agreed to grant their fellow members a free license to any of their patents, should those patents fall into the hands of an NPE. This immunizes the community against patent infringement lawsuits brought by NPEs for the patents held in the […]
Patent assertion entity (PAE) activity has skyrocketed in the past decade and much discussion has occurred around what to do in response to patent holders whose strategy is more focused on legal battles than innovating. One notable […]
Companies 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.
Innovation, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In 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 […]
General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) and Honda Motor Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:HMC) are the latest vehicle manufacturers to become part of a team of tech firms that use licenses to keep off patent assertion entities.
In another sign of the growing ties between Detroit and Silicon Valley, more automakers are joining a network of primarily tech companies that use licenses to ward off so-called “patent trolls.” The trolls, […]
Time was the Eastern District of Texas was the global center for patent litigation. Companies from around the world went — or were dragged — to the tiny East Texas city of Marshall to slug it out in […]
Inc. Columnist Neil C. Hughes Interviews Innovative Startups, Tech Leaders, CEOs, Solopreneurs and Entrepreneurs. Sharing their startup stories and experiences to learn from their invaluable advice. As a tech blog writer, I created this podcast to add real […]