Stop the Grandstanding on Patent Trolls (IPToday)

Written on August 14, 2013
HaasBusinessSchool

President Obama came out swinging last month against “patent trolls,” those much-vilified firms that make their money by threatening to sue companies for patent infringement and demanding hefty royalty payments.

The president and White House officials didn’t shy away from the word “trolls,’’ with its image of reptilian goblins who hold up innocent travelers at bridges. Yet a close review of the president’s plans to crack down reveals that none would actually do much about trolling or the “smartphone patent wars” (few of which, by the way, involve trolls).

Read more at Intellectual Property Today.