TITLE

Patent trolls: No work and all play

AUTHOR(S)
Bairstow, Jeffrey
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Laser Focus World;May2011, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p112
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the concept of 'patent troll.' He discusses the meaning of 'patent troll' that refers to companies that buy and sell patents without an intention of using those rights themselves. He recalls the history of patent trolling, which possibly dates back to 1993, to describe companies that filed aggressive patent lawsuits. The author asserts the implications when patents are not properly used. However, he also claims that patents offers companies sizable economic potential when applied wisely.
ACCESSION #
61012648

 

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