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Defense Against Patent Trolls? Worth A LOT (Network)

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

Patent trolls seek out automotive patents because they’re lucrative. There are ways to deal with them.

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

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 […]

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

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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 […]