Saturday, June 22, 2013

FTC Expected to Investigate Patent Trolls - NY Times Article

On June 19, The NY Times published an article F.T.C. Is Said to Plan Inquiry of Frivolous Patent Lawsuits that said FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez is planning to request a sweeping general investigation including issuance of subpoenas to the patent assertion entities or pejoratively "patent trolls." Hopefully this investigation will result in an accurate detailed view of PAEs. I know we all hate to pay nuisance settlements, but not all patents lawsuits are frivolous and it is time to examine PAEs based on practices rather than lazily labeling them all as patent trolls.

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