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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In 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
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.
Car 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).
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, 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 […]
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 […]
Honda 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.
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 and Honda have become the latest members of the growing LOT Network, the Google-led patent initiative that aims to combat so-called litigious ‘patent trolls’.
Honda Motor Co Ltd (NYSE:HMC) And General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) Join Patent Pact Led By Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)
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.