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You can be sued simply for uploading an app to Google Play

by: Kris CarlonJune 9, 2016
An app developer is being sued for uploading an app to Google Play because a patent troll claims to own the idea of the Play Store itself.
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Samsung demands patent law review, thinks the system is “antiquated”

by: Kris CarlonJanuary 19, 2016
Samsung has filed a petition with the U. S. Supreme Court requesting a review of the patent law system. The last time patent law was addressed by the Supreme Court was in the late 1800s.
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Another patent troll vanquished, you can now rotate your smartphone without paying a license fee

by: Gary SimsSeptember 23, 2014
Rackspace didn't capitulate when a patent troll demanded $75,000, instead it decided to fight, and won. Now Rotatable Technologies has been vanquished, it is now an ex-troll. It can no longer harm us!
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Patent troll claims that a phone with an LCD screen is patented

by: William Neilson JrAugust 13, 2014
A patent troll claims that any use of an LCD screen is patented.
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Significant number of Rockstar patents to expire in 2017

by: William Neilson JrAugust 3, 2014
The report states that beginning in 2017, "there will be a significant increase in [patent] expirations."
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Amazon apparently feels that they own the word “Fire”

by: William Neilson JrJuly 24, 2014


This site has discussed patent trolls a number of times. Now, it is time to give some love to trademark trolls. In the last few months, we have seen a company trademark “candy” and then sue others who used the word “candy” on their sites/products.

Now, we have Amazon suing those with the word “fire” on their site. Over the last few months, Amazon has released a Fire Phone, Fire tablet and Fire TV. So, it makes perfect business sense for Amazon to file for an “Amazon Fire” trademark. Amazon also filed and received the trademark for the word “Fire” by itself.

Amazon lawyers are therefore going [...]

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Patent troll strikes again, this time with calendar alerts

by: William Neilson JrJuly 23, 2014
As we have discussed previously, patent trolls have been under sharp attack in the last few months due to the general public becoming aware to the danger that trolls have on the business industry.
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Wireless infrastructure could be the next target of a large patent troll

by: William Neilson JrJuly 18, 2014


Intellectual Ventures (IV) is a company that buys old patents and extorts forces productive businesses to pay IV licensing fees. Patent Trolls such as IV account for 67 percent of all new lawsuits.

But over the last few year, the New York Times, NPR and even the Wall Street Journal have all turned against companies such as IV. One reason for the turn in public opinion is the growing number of studies which show that patent trolls are causing a number of businesses to be forced into near bankruptcy by defending these lawsuits.

Studies put litigation expenses at $29 billion a year due to patent trolling and estimate that complaints from [...]

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Samsung vs. Apple verdict: Samsung to pay $120 million, Apple $160,000

by: Sean KarpaMay 3, 2014
The courts have ruled on the latest Apple v Samsung case, awarding Apple over $100 million and Samsung $158,400 for various patent infringements.
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Lobbyists continue to cut down any productive patent reform

by: William Neilson JrApril 16, 2014
Last year, mega patent-troll Intellectual Ventures opened up shop in Washington, D.C., to push their yearly million dollar lobbying effort. Since its founding in 2000, IV is believed to have raised about $6 billion in cash.
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