IP-updates: The Unpredictable Politics of Patent Reform
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 16 Jan 2008 21:32
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Large technology companies. . . are increasingly finding that the nation’s patent system has become a minefield, and they are looking for ways to limit the leverage of both small patent holders and patent “trolls,” or speculators who buy hundreds or thousands of patents. Rather than depending on patents, large information technology companies can increasingly rely on their market power and cross-licensing relationships. As a result, they are trying to rein in huge patent settlements . . .
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