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Patent trolls

Patent trolls

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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