The U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow at software patents, but many feel the court did not go far enough.
Microsoft shrewdly opted not to buy Nokia’s mobile patents, thereby enabling another massive patent troll to prey on Android.
One patent troll claims that the devil (or maybe Apple) made them do it.
Samsung has won a meaningless ban on last-gen Apple products. Bully for Samsung, but it’s time to end the patent wars.
Ditto, a 15-person eyewear startup, is being sued by a giant competitor over alleged patent infringment. Many believe these kinds of patent fights stifle innovation by small companies that can’t afford to defend themselves.
Key parts of the America Invents Act (AIA), which came into effect on March 16, 2013, can help software companies protect themselves from patent trolls.
What is the difference between a patent troll and a business just trying to product its innovation? The answer can be surprisingly hard to find.
What goes around comes around. You reap what you sow. Erm … that’s all.