In Life360 CEO tells others how to beat patent trolls in three not-so-easy steps, Mr. Joe Mullin passes along the CEO's advice on how to beat patent trolls: "go nuclear" which means publicize the law firms and trolls involved, share the prior art with others in your industry, and "go with your gut" knowing you fight for what is right.
Whatever you think about this advice, my question is why doesn't the article talk about the option of filing a petition to invalidate the patents in the USPTO? Maybe this occurred, but the article never mentions it. It talks about sharing prior art, but the case was won on non-infringement. Either way about 2/3 of patents litigated in court have a concurrent USPTO proceeding (e.g., inter partes review). Thus, whatever happened here, many defendants are turning to this approach to invalidate patents and significantly reduce costs when the court stays the litigation.
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