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Why we stepped up to the patent troll problem

Entrepreneurs don’t pour all their energy into building startups just to have a patent assertion entity (PAE, or “patent troll”) attack them with patents of questionable quality. That is, unfortunately, a very common patent […]

Cisco Systems Pushes Back against Patent Trolls

Taking on patent trolls
Earlier this year, Cisco Systems (CSCO) joined LOT1 Network, a nonprofit alliance originally forged by Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google as a long-term defense against patent trolls. Patent trolls are individuals or businesses […]

The state of the industry: the biggest regional tech trends of 2016

width=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 […]

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), Slack Become Members Of Google’s Patent Network

width=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.
The […]

Mondaq: Lot Network

width=In a previous blog post, we briefly discussed the LOT Network’s initiative in in the fight against patent assertion entities (PAEs), more commonly known as patent trolls. Since the publication of that post, the LOT Network […]

Cisco and Slack Are Joining Google’s Patent Network

width=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.
The […]

‘Patent Trolls’ Exact A High Price For Retail Innovation

width=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 […]

Why Uber Became a Key Architect in a Patent Protection Network

width=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 […]

Targeted by patent trolls, J.C. Penney & Co. joins with LOT Network

width=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 […]

Defense Against Patent Trolls? Worth A LOT (Network)

width=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.

Welcome to the world […]

Why Uber Became a Key Architect in a Patent Protection Network

width=Patent troll lawsuits are bad for business and bad for innovation, which is why Uber, along with a number of other prominent technology companies, decided it was time to take action

Commentary: Retailers need to join forces to solve patent troll problem

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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

width=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 […]

How to keep patent trolls at bay

width=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 […]

Why tech companies of all sizes are embracing business-led solutions to IP protection

width=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.

Today, patent trolls are […]

Outsell Insights: Patent Information Market, Market Performance Report

width=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 […]

LOT Network can look back on a bumper 2016 thanks to Asian subscriptions

For the first time, the License On Transfer (LOT) Network has released data relating to patents that have been assigned to third parties by its members. The figures give a glimpse of how the LOT […]

Helping Patenters In A Sea Of PAEs: Interview With LOT Network’s Ken Seddon

IPropertyPatent 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 […]

How High-Tech Banks Are Fighting Back Against Patent Trolls

american-banker-logoIn the old fairy tale, there is a troll who lives under a bridge and eats everybody who tries to get across. In the real world today, there are trolls that lurk in the underbelly of […]

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