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 […]
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 […]
The tech industry has long been a favorite target for patent trolls. While tech companies strive to innovate, patent trolls see opportunities to monetize the patents they’ve acquired by suing operating tech companies.
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 […]
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 […]