Google, Red Hat, Blackberry and EarthLink against 'patent trolls'

Posted by annamese on Apr 8, 2013 8:57 AM EDT
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"Patent trolling" is a real problem to tech corporations nowadays. It means that to compete with other companies, some technology companies will sell patents to licensing and intellectual property firms, legally enforcing the patents they have bought. After that, these property firms will take the targeted companies to court action for the patents. And the the companies selling the patent will hide behind the property firms, they cannot be countersued as they don't stand to make money from court action.

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