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Last week ZDNet ran an article about how Kaspersky Lab took on and prevailed against Lodsys one of the more notorious patent trolls operating presently Lodsys first appeared on the scene several months ago when it started chasing Apple…

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Patent and technology firm Intellectual Ventures IV recently brought a new complaint against computer security company Symantec claiming that the company infringed on three of its patents To be specific the complaint alleges that three of Symantec's products Replicator…

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There is a tremendous amount of unrealized un-monetized value in the patent portfolios of many large companies Yet for one reason or another such companies have chosen over the years not enforce their patents in court or through a…

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Eastman Kodak Company the once mighty technology juggernaut that has fallen on hard times and found itself fighting to get out of bankruptcy has completed a series of agreements that successfully monetizes its digital imaging patents Under the agreements…

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Unlike NPEs defensive patent pools entities do not at least initially seek to generate revenues Rather they charge admission fees into the pool to fund IP acquisitions and the administrative costs to operate the pool In sum defensive patent…

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This deal will give GSK exclusive rights to BENLYSTA which is a human monoclonal antibody that inhibits B-cell activating factor BAFF approved for treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus It is believed that BENLYSTA has blockbuster potential According to Human…

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Raymond P Niro is patent litigator with tremendous experience and a reputation that is larger than life To some he is a champion of independent inventors and small business community frequent clients of his To others he is nearly…

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In short today s smartphone patent wars are simply back to the future when it comes to how disruptive new industries are developed Every major technological and industrial breakthrough in U S history from the Industrial Revolution to the…

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The types of returns promised to investors and the types of benefits offered to participants are also quite different from garden-variety non-practicing entities as are some of the tactics used in organizing the entities and in asserting the patents…

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So here we are many years later and IV's philosophy seems to have changed No longer is litigation a poor way to monetize patents but rather IV sees itself as having a responsibility to litigate The self-righteousness of IV's…

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To me a patent troll is not just someone who has acquired a patent for purpose of licensing or bringing a lawsuit but rather one who is engaging in some kind of unfair business practice The telltale sign of…

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Article One Partners is at it again this time with four patents in the cross-hairs owned by the company suing Apple App Developers for patent infringement Lodsys Article One Partners has made a name for itself as the premiere…

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