TechCrunch: Patent Hoarder Caught Shuffling Patents Around To Sue Multiple Times
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 05 Jun 2008 16:15
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Last year, we noted the trend for various patent hoarding entities to set up a group of shell companies with which to sue companies. Part of the reason for doing so was to make it that much more difficult for the companies being sued to even know who they were fighting against. However, one big patent hoarding organization had another plan too… which just backfired. Plutus IP is a somewhat secretive patent holding company that has set up a bunch of shell companies all named after stars — and apparently it tried to pull a little trick by shuffling patents around among the shells.
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