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Whither goest the patent troll?

The IPKat

A decade ago, patent trolls were all the rage in the patent world. If there was a rock-star matter in the patent world, it was the debate over trolls. It got this Kat to wonder: has patent trolling become such an ""oh so yesterday" subject?

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Patent Troll Tracker

Likelihood of Confusion

Had everyone known about the Patent Troll Tracker and was just sneakily leaving me out of it? The post Patent Troll Tracker appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Patents

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Eighth Circuit Overturns Injunction for Harassment Allegedly Inspired by Patent Troll Rhetoric

IP Watchdog

in which the appellate court overturned the Western District of Missouri’s grant of injunctive relief to Tumey, a patent attorney representing a plaintiff asserting patent claims against Mycroft. On March 4, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued a ruling in Tumey v.

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'Patent Troll' Critic Issa Tapped To Lead House IP Panel

IP Law 360

was named chairman of the House subcommittee overseeing intellectual property on Friday, returning him to a leadership post on a panel where he has been critical of what he has described as abusive litigation by companies he calls "patent trolls Darrell Issa, R-Calif.,

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Wash. 'Patent Troll' Law Survives Constitutional Challenge

IP Law 360

The state of Washington can pursue a lawsuit targeting a patent-assertion company under a 2015 law intended to stop "patent trolls" from trying to extort settlements from small businesses, a Seattle federal judge ruled Friday, rejecting the company's arguments that the law violates its right to free speech

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NC 'Patent Troll' Law Survives Constitutional Challenge

IP Law 360

A North Carolina federal judge shot down a constitutional challenge Thursday to a state law that criminalizes patent licensing demand letters sent in bad faith, rejecting a licensing company's arguments that the law violates the rights to free speech and equal protection

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Idaho AG Wasden Moves to Intervene Against Alleged Patent Trolls

JD Supra Law

Idaho AG Lawrence Wasden has filed motions to intervene [Law360 paywall] in two related patent lawsuits.

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[GuestPost] Opinion: Patent trolling threatens the market of taxi aggregators in Kazakhstan

The IPKat

According to the case materials, the plaintiff is a Kazakh company called G-Taxi which received, under an exclusive license, the right to use the patent for the utility model “Automated Taxi Ordering System”. The patent is valid until 21 December 2023.

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Becoming Harder to Justify a One-Size-Fits-All Patent System

IP Watchdog

Meanwhile, all patents— good, bad, revolutionary, and stupid— have eroded to the point where continued use of the U.S. patent system must be questioned.

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Study Finds That Americans Have the Wrong Impression About Intellectual Property

IP Close Up

Data News People Research Transactions Uncategorized assets copyrights education intellectual property IP awareness IP literacy licensing media literacy patent patent trolls protection Scott Frank survey trade secrets trademarks umbrella group United States Intellectual Property Alliance USIPA

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Lawyer says the EFF is “Gaslighting the Public in a Crusade Against Patents”

IP Close Up

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is at it again, says a patent attorney and former Northwestern University law professor, “gaslighting the public in its ongoing Continue reading.

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With Vaishali Udupa Set to Take the Helm as Commissioner for Patents, USPTO Leadership Now Lacks Prosecution Prowess

IP Watchdog

Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) new Commissioner for Patents, Vaishali Udupa. She replaces Acting Commissioner for Patents Andrew Faile, who served in that role since January 2021 and who will be retiring from the agency after 33 years upon Udupa’s installation as commissioner.

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Patent Suits Drop 33% from 2013; 2021 Damages Awards are More Than $1 Billion less than 2012

IP Close Up

Despite the high economic relevance of innovation and explosive invention growth reflected in the number of patents issued annually by the United States Patent and Trademark Continue reading.

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Idaho AG Goes To Court To Defend Anti-'Patent Troll' Law

IP Law 360

Idaho's attorney general told a federal court on Tuesday that his office would be moving to defend the constitutionality of a largely untested law passed in Boise to let companies use federal courts in the state to punish so-called patent trolls

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New Book by Controversial Author Claims Software Ownership is “Killing” Innovation and Competition

IP Close Up

Books Data Litigation News People Research Transactions Uncategorized algorithms Boston University IBM innovation James Bessen junk science Michael Meurer NPEs patent trolls policymakers PTAB Schumpeter Software The Intangible Investor

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Judge Kathleen O’Malley: SCOTUS bought into ‘patent troll’ hype

IAM Magazine

In first public appearance since stepping down from the Federal Circuit, former judge speaks about the US Supreme Court’s record in patent cases, the effects of eBay and threats to Bayh-Dole.

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Judge Kathleen O’Malley: SCOTUS bought into ‘patent troll’ hype

IAM Magazine

In first public appearance since stepping down from the Federal Circuit, former judge speaks about the US Supreme Court’s record in patent cases, the effects of eBay and threats to Bayh-Dole.

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Apparel Maker Says IP Lawsuit Threats Are From Patent Troll

IP Law 360

The Life Is Good Co., an apparel and accessories brand, accused a Texas company on Monday of threatening to assert bogus infringement claims over search engine technology

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Eighth Circuit Defends Use of Term “Patent Troll,” Vacates Injunction against Infringement Defendant

JD Supra Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacated an injunction restraining defendants from engaging in certain allegedly harassing conduct because there was no evidence tying the defendants to the alleged misconduct and reassigned the case to a new district judge to obviate any doubts about the judge’s impartiality. Tumey v. Mycroft AI, Inc.,

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Government Must Reform the ITC to Keep Pace with Innovation and Curb Trolls

IP Watchdog

Courts Guest Contributors Inventors Information IP News IPWatchdog Articles Legislation Litigation Patents Technology & Innovation Congress innovation intellectual property International Trade Commission ITC legislation patent infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trolls patents technology

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A Closer, Evidence-Based Look at ‘Patent Quality’ Advocacy

IP Watchdog

The Patent Infringer Lobby has ramped up banging the drum about “patent quality.” They dedicated a week-long campaign to questioning "patent quality,” which its constituents regard as a huge problem. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Andrei Iancu left the building.

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Opinion: Growing Misuse of Patent Protections Threatens U.S. Competitiveness and Security

IP Watchdog

Courts Guest Contributors IP News IPWatchdog Articles Legislation Litigation Patents Guest Contributor innovation intellectual property International Trade Commission ITC legislation NPE's patent patent infringement Patent Litigation patent troll patents

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Reps. Reintroduce Bill To Keep 'Patent Trolls' Out Of ITC

IP Law 360

House of Representatives members reintroduced a bill Tuesday that aims to restrict the ability of patent licensing companies to file suits at the U.S. Two U.S. International Trade Commission, saying the legislation would help protect American companies

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Litigation over state anti-troll law makes clear what a patent troll isn’t

IAM Magazine

Saturday Opinion: North Carolina’s Abusive Patent Assertions Act survived a constitutional challenge this week because it puts focus where it should be – on bad faith behaviour, not business structure. Analysis Analysis: Legal Non-Practising Entities Patents Technology Licensing

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Litigation as a Source of Profit? Non-Practicing Entities and Patent Litigation

IPilogue

NPEs are a special type of entity that specifically purchases patents or patent rights but does not commodify the patent. The second kind, private parties, often use the patents they acquire for profit through damage or settlement awards, or royalties and licensing rights.

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Litigation over state anti-troll law makes clear what a patent troll isn’t

IAM Magazine

Saturday Opinion: North Carolina’s Abusive Patent Assertions Act survived a constitutional challenge this week because it puts focus where it should be – on bad faith behaviour, not business structure. Analysis Analysis: Legal Non-Practising Entities Patents Technology Licensing

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A $300 million damages award against Apple shows why equating all NPEs with patent trolls is so wrong

IAM Magazine

Analysis Analysis: Legal Analysis: Policy Law & Policy Litigation Non-Practising Entities Patents Technology LicensingYesterday’s decision in favour of PanOptis by an Eastern District of Texas jury was the consequence of significant investments made by the firm over many years.

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A $300 million damages award against Apple shows why equating all NPEs with patent trolls is so wrong

IAM Magazine

Analysis Analysis: Legal Analysis: Policy Law & Policy Litigation Non-Practising Entities Patents Technology LicensingYesterday’s decision in favour of PanOptis by an Eastern District of Texas jury was the consequence of significant investments made by the firm over many years.

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NPE Showcase – The District of Delaware

JD Supra Law

This is the latest in the series titled “NPE Showcase,” where we discuss high-volume non-practicing entities (or as some call them, “patent trolls”). This installment will focus on a court where many patent trolls file suit, the U.S.

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A new emoji for the IP world—the emoji troll is born

The IPKat

Cats are well acquainted with the art of trolling already… Did you know that there is now an emoji for all of your IP needs? A troll! Mostert co-submitted an application for a troll emoji ( ) to the Unicode Consortium in early 2020.

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DOJ Told Avanci Is A 'Patent Troll' Facilitator

IP Law 360

Department of Justice's antitrust office will give the agency cause to reverse a Trump-era determination that competition in the car market is not being hurt by Avanci, a Texas patent pooling business that one lawyer called a "facilitator of patent trolling

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NPE Showcase – Ridgeview IP

JD Supra Law

This is the latest in the series titled “NPE Showcase,” where we discuss high-volume non-practicing entities (or as some call them, “patent trolls”).

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NPE Showcase: NPE Litigation in 2023 – What to Expect

JD Supra Law

This is the latest in the series titled “NPE Showcase,” where we discuss high-volume non-practicing entities (or as some call them, “patent trolls”).

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Target Of Del. Funding Probe Seeks Pause For High Court Bid

IP Law 360

Nimitz Technologies — an alleged stalking horse for so-called patent troll IP-Edge — plans on going to the U.S.

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NPE Showcase – Stormborn Technologies

JD Supra Law

This is the latest in the series titled “NPE Showcase,” where we discuss high-volume non-practicing entities (or as some call them, “patent trolls”).

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NPE Showcase – Triumph IP

JD Supra Law

This is the latest in the series titled “NPE Showcase,” where we discuss high-volume non-practicing entities (or as some call them, “patent trolls”).

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NPE Showcase – Foothills IP

JD Supra Law

This is the latest in the series titled “NPE Showcase,” where we discuss high-volume non-practicing entities (or as some call them, “patent trolls”).

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Intel’s mega monetisation deal with IPValue may raise eyebrows but makes perfect sense

IAM Magazine

The chipmaker spawned the term “patent troll” and has been highly critical of NPEs, but negative business headwinds mean that putting its world-class portfolio of IP assets to work is a no brainer

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Intel’s mega monetisation deal with IPValue may raise eyebrows but makes perfect sense

IAM Magazine

The chipmaker spawned the term “patent troll” and has been highly critical of NPEs, but negative business headwinds mean that putting its world-class portfolio of IP assets to work is a no brainer

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NPE Showcase – Cedar Lane Technologies

JD Supra Law

Welcome to the first installment of “NPE Showcase,” where we discuss high-volume non-practicing entities (or as some call them, “patent trolls”). This installment will focus on a company named Cedar Lane Technologies and their recent patent enforcement efforts.

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Washington NPE case intriguing but 'not big deal' for tech counsel

Managing IP

Counsel say that while it’s good to see the state taking on a 'predatory patent troll', the outcome of the case won’t change their own litigation strategies

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Patent Assertion Entities: A Boon or a Bane?

Kashishipr

The term ‘Patent Troll’ originated in 1994 in an educational video by Paula Natasha Chavez called the ‘Patents Video.’ The internet has resulted in the era of patent trolls, directly or indirectly.

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To Err is Human: Unicolors v. H&M at the Supreme Court

The Illusion of More

And speaking of tangential details, I noticed that Justice Sotomayor inadvertently used the term “patent trolls” during her brief interaction […]. The Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments in the copyright case Unicolors v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P.,