patent-trolls

Obama administration: No time to waste on patent reform

The White House wants Congress to act this year to address the growing problem of patent trolls.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Nov 15, 2013

The patent troll crisis is really a software patent crisis

To solve the problems plaguing the patent system, Congress and the courts need to rein in bad software patents.

  • James Bessen
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  • Sep 3, 2013

Here’s what it feels like to be sued by a patent troll

A startup founder says that a frivolous patent lawsuit is the worst thing that's happened to him as an entrepreneur.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jul 18, 2013

How patent trolling went mainstream

The problem has grown so serious it has captured the attention of the Obama Administration.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 5, 2013

Obama wants to crack down on patent trolls. That’s not enough.

The Obama administration is set to unveil a package of reforms aimed at reining in "patent trolls." But trolls are just a symptom of the patent system's problems.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 4, 2013