Monthly Archives: September 2013

September 30, 2013 Non-Practicing Entity Newsclips

FTC opens investigation on patent trolls, wants more information about how they work (Adi Robertson / theverge.com)

Do British courts hold the key to slaying patent trolls? (RICH STEEVES /insidecounsel.com)

FTC wants to investigate ‘patent trolls’ (Kate Tummarello /thehill.com)

FTC cracks down on patent companies, subpoenas may be on the way (Emily Parkhurst / bizjournals.com)

US Authorities (Finally) Going After Patent Trolls (Adam Clark Estes /gizmodo.com.au)

U.S. agency pushes toward study of ‘patent trolls’ (globalpost.com)

Tech Exec Puts Up 1M To Fight Patent Trolls (Stephenie Nellis / pacbiztimes.com)

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September 27, 2013 Non-Practicing Entity Newsclips

EU’s Unified Patent Court could be vulnerable to patent “trolls”, tech companies warn (out-law.com)

Walker Digital Merger Complete, More Patent Lawsuits Coming (Gene Quinn / ipwatchdog.com)

InterDigital and Panasonic Mobile Communications Expand Patent License to Cover 4G (ir.interdigital.com)

Patent troll Lodsys demands $5,000 from Martha Stewart. That was a bad idea (Jeff John Roberts /gigaom.com)

Tech giants warn against patent trolls in Europe (NINA FOWLER / venturevillage.eu)

Judge Takes On Patent Troll With ‘Sham Employee’; Forces Troll To Defend Practice Before A Jury (Mike Masnick / techdirt.com)

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September 26, 2013 Non-Practicing Entity Newsclips

Transit app back on track after patent battle, with new support for BART & Caltrain (blog.seattlepi.com)

Bill to Curb Patent Troll Abuses Taking Shape  (Katy Bachman /adweek.com)

Samsung and LG agree to cooperate on display patent matters (insidecounsel.com)

Goodlatte’s Second Draft on Anti-Troll Legislation Drops, Adapts Provisions (bna.com)

Judge orders patent troll to explain its ‘Mr. Sham’ to jury (Paul McNamara /networkworld.com)

 

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September 25, 2013 Non-Practicing Entity Newsclips

Patent trolls damage innovation here and across the country (MICHAEL BECKERMAN / theday.com)

Troll-Killing Patent Reform One Step Closer (DANIEL NAZER /eff.org)

ASI Semiconductor inks patent deal with Intellectual Ventures for transistor technology (Taylor Soper /geekwire.com)

Universities struggle to make patents pay (Heidi Ledford /nature.com)

Large patent holders hate this reform proposal. That’s a good sign. (Timothy B. Lee / washingtonpost.com)

Patent Assertion Entities Plague Electronics Industry, Targeting Ordinary Folks for Monetary Gain (Vincent Po /procurementbulletin.com)

Proposed Law Would Rein in ‘Patent Troll’ Litigation (Andrew Ramonas / legaltimes.typepad.com)

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September 24, 2013 Non-Practicing Entity Newsclips

Trolling for a Patent Policy Fix (Jeffrey A. Eisenach / rollcall.com)

Study: Patent Trolls In US Use Business Method Patents To Target More Firms (Steven Seidenberg / ip-watch.org)

The Detrimental Effects of De-Fanging Industry’s “Animal Spirits” (VINNY SIDHU / pointoflaw.com)

A patent troll takes a punch on the nose, but there are still (too) many (Caleb Garlingblog.seattlepi.com)

Are ‘Patent Trolls’ guilty of extortion and racketeering? (RICH STEEVES / insidecounsel.com)

Patent Lawsuit Threatens the use of Infrared Cameras for Home Inspectors (Reuben Saltzman / startribune.com)

Why do patent trolls love East Texas and Delaware? They win more there. (James Bessen / washingtonpost.com)

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September 23, 2013 Non-Practicing Entity Newsclips

NON-PRACTICING ENTITY SUED UNDER RICO FOR BRINGING ALLEGEDLY FRIVOLOUS PATENT INFRINGEMENT  CASES (pattonboggs.com)

EFF and App Developers Alliance to Court: It’s Time to Stop Lodsys (JULIE SAMUELS / eff.org)

Red Hat warns world of patent trolls (Nick Farrell /techeye.net)

Unified Patents Challenges Clouding IP Patent as Part of Mission to Remove Patent Trolls from Cloud Storage Industry (digitaljournal.com)

Marathon Patent Group: A Small Patent Company With Big Potential (Boris Marjanovic / seekingalpha.com)

House Judiciary chairman readies tougher ‘patent troll’ bill (Brendan Sasso / thehill.com)

When Startups Seek Patent Trolls as Saviors, the System Has Failed (ADI KAMDAR / eff.org)

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September 20, 2013 Non-Practicing Entity Newsclips

DDD Group Signs Development Agreement with InterDigital (Charles Gross / benzinga.com)

Acacia Subsidiary Enters into Settlement and License Agreement with Oclaro, Inc. (online.wsj.com)

Angry entrepreneur replies to patent troll with racketeering lawsuit (Joe Mullin / arstechnica.com)

Troll Fighting: Anatomy of a Patent Lawsuit ( Joshua Brustein /businessweek.com)

Patent Troll Nemesis Files For Review Of Troublesome ’799 Patent (ip-watch.org)

Walker Digital Holdings, LLC and GlobalOptions Group, Inc. Announce Completion of Merger (online.wsj.com)

 

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