Patent trolls

Business News

Patent Trolls Are Targeting Small Business Innovators — and You Could Be Next.

Patent trolls are wielding the ITC's power against American entrepreneurs, hurting their ability to innovate.

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More Patent Trolls Are Targeting Startups. Here's What You Can Do.

As an entrepreneur, you could be a potential target for patent trolls. But there is something you can do about it.

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If Your Startup Really Is Disruptive, Expect to be Sued By a Patent Troll.

Legacy companies that have neglected to innovate often instead compete by filing costly IP lawsuits potential competitors struggle to afford.

Social Media

You've Already Granted Facebook to All Your Content: But Here's What You Should Worry About

Did you know what permissions you've already granted to Facebook that cannot be revoked now?

Business News

IBM Is One of the World's Biggest Patent Trolls

Every tech company around is probably paying money to IBM based entirely on its massive patent portfolio.

Business News

Chief Justice John Roberts Calls U.S. Patent Challenge Process Bizarre

The Supreme Court is hearing a case about an invalidated speedometer patent.

Business News

Apple Hit With Huge $625M Verdict Over FaceTime, VPN Patents

The latest trial between Apple and VirnetX, which has been taking place over the last week, is a do-over of an earlier 2012 patent clash between the two parties.

Business News

Apple Tries to Kill More Patents Than Any Other Company

Legal analytics company Lex Machina says Apple filed over 200 challenges to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board since 2012, almost 100 more than the second highest filer.

Business News

Key Elements of Controversial Podcasting Patent Revoked

The U.S. Patent Office deemed claims concerning episodic content 'unpatentable.'

Business News

How to Conduct a Patent Search to Make Sure Your Brilliant Invention Doesn't Already Exist (Infographic)

A step-by-step guide on how to find out if your invention has already been patented. We're crossing our fingers it hasn't.

Business News

15 Truths About Online Trolls

As long as there has been an online community, there have been people abusing anonymity simply to inflict hurt and harm. A lot has been learned about them.

Business News

Protect Your Business Name: Tips on How to Secure a Trademark (Infographic)

By registering your business name and logo with the United States Patent and Trademark office, you can legally protect your brand.

Business News

Congress Should Help Small Businesses Deter Patent Trolls

The patent trolls are the only stakeholders who benefit from vague and unclear threats to sue for patent infringement.

Business News

Apple to Pay $24 Million for Infringing on Ancient Pager Patents

The patents were granted in the 1990s.

Business News

Startups Can Now Buy Insurance to Protect Themselves Against Patent Trolls

Which is good, but further proof that our patent system is broken.