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Patent trolls

Watkins, William J. Jr

Patent trolls

predatory litigation and the smothering of innovation

by Watkins, William J. Jr

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Patent suits,
  • Patent laws and legislation,
  • Corrupt practices,
  • Patent licenses

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementWilliam J. Watkins, Jr. ; foreword by William F. Shughart II
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF3155 .W38 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 81 pages
    Number of Pages81
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27160037M
    ISBN 101598131702
    ISBN 109781598131703
    LC Control Number2013042008
    OCLC/WorldCa862053128

      Comedian John Oliver recently explained how overly generous patent grants by U.S. regulators feeds the problem of patent trolling: In that sense, patent trolls are more a symptom than the actual.   (MORE: Apple Says It’s Not an E-Book Crook as Price-Fixing Trial Begins) Critics of the current U.S. intellectual-property system say patent trolls are placing a major drag on the economy. “This is economic terrorism,” says Drew Curtis, founder of popular website Curtis is a Kentucky-based tech entrepreneur who says he was sued.

    In a recent Senate hearing on the the Patent Reform Act of , the CEO of Micron Technology made the case for reforming the patent system to discourage lawsuits by trolls. The Director of the U.S. Patent Office, Andre Iancu, has called patent trolls—a term for companies that do nothing but collect patents and sue others—mere “monster stories,” and suggested.

      In an extensive blog post this morning, Prince says that in addition to beating a patent he views as invalid, he intends to look into Blackbird's operations further Author: Joe Mullin. The U.S. Patent System is supposed to represent a bargain between inventors and the public. In theory, it is simple: in exchange for dedicating a novel invention to society, along with a clear explanation of how to practice that invention, a patent applicant gets a year monopoly. But, lately, we’ve watched as the system appears to fall apart, harming innovation, the very thing it .


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Patent trolls by Watkins, William J. Jr Download PDF EPUB FB2

“In Patent Trolls, William Watkins provides a thorough, yet surprisingly concise and readable, description of Patent trolls book of the most serious problems facing technological innovators: patent litigation and patent ghly researched and documented, this book should be read by all who are concerned about the decline in America's competitiveness in the world market."Cited by: 2.

Patent trolls are stifling innovation. Using overbroad patents based on dated technology, trolls threaten litigation and bring infringement suits against inventors.

Trolls, also known as Non-Practicing Entities, typically do not produce products or services, but are in the business of litigation. They lie in wait for someone to create a process or product that has.

Patent trolls are companies that find ways to make money on patent-infringement lawsuits. The trolls buy cheap patents from bankrupt companies, but Author: Marianna Galstyan. “It probably hasn’t made patent trolls go away, but it’s changed their demands,” noted Mark Lemley, a Patent trolls book professor at Stanford University.

“Now they. Judge Throws The Book At Patent Troll Patent trolls don’t just buy up patents willy nilly, there is generally some strategy involved in purchasing patents and targeting industries Author: Kathryn Rubino.

A disproportionate number of patent trolls target smaller companies: More than 50 percent of businesses targeted by patent trolls make less than $10 million in Author: Nathaniel Borenstein.

Patent trolls may have bled companies for half a trillion dollars in the past two decades, a new study finds. Heres how all that money : Rob Goodier. Next, the book introduces the emergence of patent trolls, the harm caused by trolls, and recent efforts aimed at curbing the power of the trolls.

The focus then shifts to the Eastern District of Texas and the tremendous success that patent plaintiffs have enjoyed :   A patent troll is a company that exploits existing structural issues within the U.S. patent and court systems in order to generate revenue.

Patent trolls Author: Will Kenton. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday placed tight limits on where patent lawsuits may be filed — a unanimous decision that was a blow to so-called patent trolls, or companies that buy.

In Patent Trolls: Predatory Litigation and the Smothering of Innovation, William J. Watkins, Jr., calls attention to this problem and the challenges it poses to maintaining a robust rate of technological progress.

After describing recent trends and efforts to "tame the trolls," Watkins focuses on ground zero in patent litigation—the Eastern.

The best resrource for information about patent troll activity, in my view, is Patent Freedom. I would not consider RPX or Ocean Tomo as patent trolls. Altitude is not a troll.

Rather, they fund trolls' litigation in exchange for a piece of the. ‘A book may be good for nothing; or there may be only one thing in it worth knowing; are we to read it all through?’ (Samuel Johnson)This section is dedicated t We use cookies to enhance your experience on our continuing to use our website, you are Author: Vijaykumar Shivpuje.

By shifting patent cases away from a handful of courts, the ruling gives smaller firms better odds when challenging "patent trolls.". The economic burden of today’s patent lawsuits is, in fact, historically unprecedented.

Research shows that patent trolls cost defendant firms $29 billion per year in direct out-of-pocket costs. Patent trolls are harming the American economy. A patent troll (or patent assertion entity) is a company with no business except licensing patents and suing for patent infringement.

Patent trolls have branched out from suing large businesses to suing everyone from retailers to grocers to individual software developers. Few players in the patent system (maybe none) are more hated than patent trolls.

There is a lot of debate about what it means to be a patent troll, but the commonly accepted definition is a plaintiff that asserts patents (usually acquired ones) but makes no product. Following Bill Shughart’s informative foreword, William Watkins packs a good amount of information into his book about patent trolls.

Watkins begins by giving the reader a brief history of patent law, explaining how trolls operate, outlines problems with the current laws and court system, as well as providing some recommendations for reform. Guest Post by François deVilliers, Chief IP Counsel, Plantronics, Inc.

35 U.S.C. (a) provides that constructive notice of a patent may be given by marking the patented article with the patent number, and that “In the event of failure so to mark, no damages shall be recovered by the patentee in any action for infringement, except on proof that the infringer was notified of the.

– Senior Staff Writer, Triangle Business Journalam EDT This week, Lenovo joined a slew of its peers in becoming a Author: Lauren Ohnesorge. Following President’s Obama remarks and reintroduction of the SHIELD Act, Congress is holding hearings on patent trolls (aka patentsanta assertion entities or PAEs) on Ma One question concerns the prevalence of patent troll demands and other troll metrics, on which I have previously by: North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland, USA +1 () [email protected] © Project MUSE.

Produced by Johns Hopkins University Press in collaboration with The Sheridan by: 3.Newegg sues patent troll that dropped its case "They started the litigation, and it would be irresponsible to not finish it." Joe Mullin - pm : Joe Mullin.