FOSSPatents 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…
Today we have a reason to celebrate, as the Supreme Court is making some changes to our amazingly flawed patent system. Patent trolls should start worrying.
The idea of having multiple devices working together is certainly engrossing – but is it what we are looking for? Google is willing to bet on this idea!
It is reckoned that 90 percent of all patent troll activity is aimed against small businesses and startups. In other words against those who don’t have the money to fight back. This makes patent trolls no better than common bullies.
Microsoft and Dell have signed a deal covering patents relating to Android and Chrome OS. Dell will now pay Microsoft for every device it sells running Android or Chrome OS.
After months of legal battles, HTC and Nokia announced today a “patent and technology collaboration agreement” that will end all their legal conflicts.
A recently published Google patent shows off a dual-screen e-ink device that is at least somewhat reminiscent of the canceled Microsoft Courier project.
Samsung will close another front in the patent war after agreeing to a cross-licensing deal with Swedish network equipment maker Ericsson.
Google and Samsung have now announced a new cross-license patent agreement between the two companies that covers a “broad range” of different patents over the course of the next 10 years.
Qualcomm and HP announced a deal involving the sale of thousands of patents from HP’s Palm, IPAQ, and Bitfone portfolio to the mobile chipmaker.