Archive for the ‘Patent Trolls’ Category

Response to “Rise of the Patent Trolls”

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

The first thing that strikes me about this article is that the term “patent troll” carries many different meanings. The definition of patent troll suggested in the article “Rise of the Patent Trolls” by Joe Beyers[1] is “a company or business function whose primary business activity is to acquire ...

“Get off of my … patent?”

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

A patent is a bundle of exclusive rights. This allows an inventor to make, use, and sell a novel invention, without the threat of competition. It may seem odd, then, to acquire a patent without any intention of using or making that patented invention. But a new breed of company, ...

Perspective: Rise of Patent trolls

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

I agree that the “predator” patent trolls can be potential lethal to companies who make and sell products, but I do not agree that their function is futile or unethical. The strongest argument against patent trolls is that they have not contributed to the inventions on which they claim patent infringement. ...