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'They just walked away '' said Patrick M Byrne Overstock com chairman and CEO ''Patent trolls find us unappetizing While we have the highest respect for intellectual property rights we don't settle abusive patent suits we fight '' Byrne…

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And the game goes on with sophisticated tactics and subterfuges Some patent holders obfuscate their patent ownerships behind shell companies including some large technology companies who find it useful to play the part of the NPE to harass competitors…

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By keeping an eye on stealth and dangerous patents managing the future risk presented is much easier By proactively monitoring the landscape of published applications and granted patents you may be able to engage in design work-arounds to avoid…

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It is almost incomprehensible that the Patent Office would put together a litigation resource that ignores the reality that many companies both large and small trample on the rights of innovators who have spent large amounts of time money…

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I propose that if any comparison is made at all we should look at patentee loss statistics Patentee loss statistics are much more likely to allow a comparison between monetizing companies and operating companies and the cases they bring…

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Also rising at an alarming rate are the number of infringement assertions which can often take the form of a threatening letter that goes over the top and even crosses the line into open misrepresentation There is no more…

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InterDigital CEO William Merritt writes It s no secret that the regulatory environment is challenging for companies that license patents in our case patents that are deemed essential to wireless standards One of the greatest frustrations for me is…

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The Main Street Patent Coalition may be the entity with the single most misleading name in the history of misleading organization names According to the LA Time White Castle has employees How exactly is that a small business The…

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A federal jury in the Eastern District of Texas returned a verdict on Saturday January following a week-long trial presided over by the Honorable Rodney Gilstrap that found that Google infringed SimpleAir s U S Patent No The services…

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It seems that this article caught the attention of Newegg's Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng who proceeded to contact me through LinkedIn and berate me in bizarre fashion throughout the day yesterday Cheng first reached out to me with…

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MPHJ employed a strategy of targeting small and medium-sized businesses which in and of itself is not legally problematic The fact that MPHJ acquired patents of dubious validity is interesting but again patents are presumed valid so that is…

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Patents and patent reform has been in the news even the popular press on an increasing basis The issue of patents generally and patent litigation specifically has been the subject of intense debate over the last years Congress passed…

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