Posts Tagged: Patent Trolls


Innovator pushed from market sues Apple, Best Buy for patent infringement

Once upon a time Comarco manufactured products, but the company was pushed from the industry by cheaper infringing products. That makes the Comarco story a prime example …
7 months ago 10

NPEs vs Patent Trolls: How to build a healthy innovation ecosystem

The recent public discourse is purposely blurring the line between NPEs and trolls. Research labs and universities are all NPEs. But it would be not only incorrect …
7 months ago 5

Demonizing monetizers undermines the patent system

Phil Hartstein is the President and CEO of Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNJN)... On January 6, 2015, I interviewed Hartstein, which appears below. We had a wide ranging and …
7 months ago 5

Politics and Patent Reform: The Baby is in Danger in this Bathwater

It might now be said that, in the United States, reward for innovation is another “loss” to be eliminated or minimized. Watch out inventors. Instead of address …
7 months ago 1

Lee Confirmation Hearing Dominated by Talk of Patent Reform and Patent Trolls

The issue of patent reform and patent trolls would go on to dominate the confirmation hearing. At one point during his questioning of Lee, Senator Dick Durbin (…
9 months ago 14

Nebraska to Pay $725K Because of AG Meddling in Patent Case

The United States District Court for the District of Nebraska ordered outgoing Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning to pay $325,000 for attorneys fees and costs to ActiveLight, Inc. …
9 months ago 4

If New Congress Picks Up Patent Reform, Let’s Hope It Drops Loser Pays

The most recent patent reform bill to pass the House, which is now expected to receive Senate backing as well, is the Goodlatte Innovation Act (H.R. 3309). …
10 months ago 32

FTC Bars Patent Assertion Entity From Using Deceptive Tactics

The settlement with MPHJ is the first time the FTC has taken action using its consumer protection authority against a patent assertion entity (PAE). PAEs are companies …
10 months ago 10

Can New Patent Monetization Models Save American Innovators?

It has been several generations since Congress has enacted changes to the patent laws that gave greater rights to innovators, the Supreme Court today is reminiscent of …
10 months ago 2

Dear Patent Troll: Drop Dead

In 2012, Mr. Rust bought five patents from an inventor named Laurence Klein for exactly $1. He then set up 101 separate limited liability companies (LLCs), each with bizarre six …
10 months ago 3

Extortionist Demand Letters are Wrecking Public Confidence in the U.S. Patent System

The greatest long-term threat to the U.S. patent system does not come from its professional opponents – those large businesses and their political allies who stand to …
10 months ago 28

Patent Trolls are NOT the Biggest Barrier to Innovation

This survey shows what those in the industry have long known — patent trolls and the need for patent reform are NOT the biggest problems facing the high …
11 months ago 12