Monday, July 9, 2012

Tech Company's New Favorite - The Patent Troll

The Wall Street Journal's article Corporate America to Patent Trolls: 'Well, Two Can Play at This Game' is worth reading. Ashby Jones of the WSJ notes how the divide between tech companies and non-practicing entities (i.e., patent trolls) is disappearing. Yes, the tech industry still complains about patent trolls while it spins out companies to license and sue on its patents and sells patents to trolls to generate cash. The article had no comments from tech companies on this trend. I guess the patent troll designation has a case of situational ethics.

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