Op-ed: Antitrust regulators ponder patent trolls—but they need to act

Posted by BernardSwiss on Apr 10, 2013 5:01 PM EDT
Ars Technica; By Michael Carrier
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US antitrust regulators have recently developed great interest in patent trolls, which they have taken to calling "patent assertion entities" or PAEs. But it seems like they still haven't decided what to do about trolls. At recent hearings, critics lamented extortion-like demands, while supporters proclaimed trolls’ benefits to "invention markets."

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