• USPTO to rule on podcasting troll

    Now, though, public opinion has turned against the NPE. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has decided to throw its weight into the situation, stating its intention to argue before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Dec. 17.

  • Commissioner Julie Brill says FTC will go after patent trolls

    According to Brill, the FTC is nearly done with its study of PAEs, and after the data is in, the Commission will act on any unfair business practices in this arena.

  • RPX rolls out insurance in battle against trolls

    RPX Corporation, a provider of patent risk management solutions, announced that emerging companies will now be able to buy insurance which is designed to reduce the risks and costs created by patent infringement lawsuits filed by non-practicing entities (NPEs).

  • Surprising data about ANDA litigation

    Lex Machina collected data on these cases and took a deep dive to see how they compared to other patent litigation cases. Click through the slides to see what the study found.

  • The non-practicing entity: A troll by any other name?

    These free-wheeling litigants are able to dive into lawsuits without the costs and risks that are so often the checks and balances of our legal system. But defining the abusers is challenging which, in turn, makes anti-troll legislation difficult.

  • QVC GC on NPEs, social media and more

    InsideCounsel recently had a chance to interview Larry Hayes, general counsel for QVC, about the challenges of that expansion, as well as other topics, including patent trolls and the rise of social media.

  • Best practices for NPE litigation, Part 2

    Now we’ll examine the current and future state of the NPE litigation landscape and how NPE suits differ from competitor-vs.-competitor litigation.

  • Carolla case shines spotlight on patent trolls

    It is, according to Jeff Kosc, partner at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, a case that accurately represents the state of NPE litigation right now.

  • Patent troll activity rising in medical device industry

    Medical device patent litigation has traditionally had one of the highest damage award averages for many reasons

  • FTC-1, NPE-0

    Judge Walter Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas has ruled in the FTC’s favor, throwing out the suit, noting that the FTC’s investigation is not yet complete and therefore the matter is not ripe for a decision.

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