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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? Patent Trolls, ?nd

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High-Tech Groups and EFF Revive Patent Troll Narrative and Other Lies

IP Watchdog

Efforts by high-tech companies to undermine both the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2023 and the Promoting and Respecting Economically Vital American Innovation Leadership (PREVAIL) Act ramped up this week, with a joint letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee by a number of tech industry organizations on Monday and a campaign launched (..)

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27 States Urge Fed. Circ. To Back Idaho 'Patent Troll' Law

IP Law 360

s argument in its fight at the Federal Circuit that Idaho's law barring "bad faith" allegations of patent infringement is constitutional. Attorneys general from 27 states, along with tech industry lobbying groups, have thrown their support behind Micron Technology Inc.'s

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

The IPKat

A patent or trade mark troll’s strategy consists of finding potential defendants who find it less expensive to negotiate a settlement rather than litigate. That patent was canceled by the decision of the Chamber for Patent Disputes. This would not be a rare occurrence in Kazakhstan. of the proceeds.

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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.