Here are highlights of patent troll coverage of the last few months:
Congress continues to work its way through various patent troll bills, although the bill making the most progress, the Innovation Act, does not touch the probable root of the problem: the PTO’s review of patents, especially software patents. Here is one law school professor’s assessment of the Innovation Act. Politico has a summary on the politics involved with the Innovation Act.
This Info World article describes how there are “big trolls” and “small trolls.”
Newegg loses a patent trial in Texas for $2.3 million, although they vow to appeal. Newegg got better results in the ITC (International Trade Commission), where Newegg and other companies defeated a different patent troll.
Finally, IT security specialist Eugene Kaspersky on strategies to deal with patent trolls.
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