The big news this week is the pounding that patent trolls have been taking lately.
You may remember MPHJ, perhaps the most notorious patent troll, which sued the FTC for having the nerve to investigate it. Unsurprisingly, MPHJ lost its suit against the FTC.
And an Acacia subsidiary was ordered to pay NetApp’s legal fees after suing on patents that turned out to be licensed already.
Despite the bad week, the trolls keep going. For example, ITUS Corp. sued Apple, claiming to have invented the technology used in Apple’s FaceTime products.
Clearly, it’ll take a lot more than a few losses to deter patent trolling. We still need patent reform!
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