News: Companies trying to cash in via licenses, lawsuits
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 07 Apr 2008 17:08
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Citing Thomas Jefferson, Paul Ryan talks about helping the little guy stand up to big corporations and protecting kids from unsavory TV programming. So it may come as a surprise that, to many people in the tech industry, he's public enemy No. 1. Ryan is the CEO of Acacia Research, a technology development company that has made waves in the past two years with its controversial practice of acquiring patents from other companies, then seeking royalties and licensing fees from those that may be violating them.
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