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A '''patent troll''' is a pejorative term for companies that opportunistically pursue patent claims with no intention of using their inventions. The goal is to sue an actual maker for infringement.<ref> see  Mike Musgrove, "Discovery E-Book Filing Raises Eyebrows," [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/28/AR2009082803056.html ''Washington Post'' August 29, 2009] </ref>
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A '''patent troll''' is a pejorative term for companies that opportunistically pursue patent claims with no intention of using their inventions. The goal is to sue an actual maker for infringement.<ref>see  Mike Musgrove, "Discovery E-Book Filing Raises Eyebrows," [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/28/AR2009082803056.html ''Washington Post'' August 29, 2009]</ref>
 
==Further reading==
 
==Further reading==
 
* [http://news.cnet.com/Rise-of-the-patent-trolls/2010-1071_3-5892996.html Joe Beyers, "Perspective: Rise of the patent trolls," ''CNET News'' October 12, 2005]
 
* [http://news.cnet.com/Rise-of-the-patent-trolls/2010-1071_3-5892996.html Joe Beyers, "Perspective: Rise of the patent trolls," ''CNET News'' October 12, 2005]
  
  
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Revision as of 12:17, 13 July 2016

A patent troll is a pejorative term for companies that opportunistically pursue patent claims with no intention of using their inventions. The goal is to sue an actual maker for infringement.[1]

Further reading


References

  1. see Mike Musgrove, "Discovery E-Book Filing Raises Eyebrows," Washington Post August 29, 2009