Patent Trolls-A Primer (Part 2)

Why NPEs Are OMG! Last time, I explained what patent “trolls”—more politely known as a non-practicing entities or “NPEs”—are and why their business model is such a good one. Mostly they benefit from asymmetrical warfare: a defendant must spend much more money, time...

Patent Trolls: A Primer (Part 1)

It’s More Complex Than You Might Think With several bills pending in Congress and executive action by the current presidential administration, with the accompanying rhetoric, you just might start to wonder about—or maybe have already formed an opinion on—“patent...

Apple v. Samsung: Some Perspective on One Beeill-yun Dollars!

Dr. Evil Returns! Almost immediately after the jury in the Apple v. Samsung patent/trade-dress case returned its verdict, the twitterverse was buzzing with Dr. Evil jokes. Try as you might, but you couldn’t say, “$1 billion” without either cracking...