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Patent trolls curb innovation and cost the U.S. $29B in 2011

A new study shows that patent lawsuits are not only costing the country billions of dollars but are also placing the burden on small and medium-size companies, which slows invention.

By June 26, 2012

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Apple the top target for patent trolls in past 5 years, study says

A new study from PatentFreedom puts Apple at the top of the list of companies that have been targeted in patent lawsuits by companies without products.

By August 28, 2013

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Apple, others settle with patent troll SimpleAir

Apple and several other technology companies have settled with patent troll SimpleAir to license four of the company's mobile patents.

By May 24, 2012

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Lodsys' patent attack now targets Best Buy, Adidas

Lodsys broadens a patent infringement case to include several big-name companies outside the tech realm, including Sam's Club, CVS, and Best Western.

By June 11, 2011

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Oracle sues Lodsys, hopes to invalidate all its patents

Oracle is the latest tech giant to take aim at Lodsys, a patent holder that's been extraordinarily litigious in the past year.

By June 4, 2012

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Angry Birds maker targeted in Lodsys suit

Lodsys, a group that's targeted companies big and small for infringing on its patents, is now going after Electronic Arts, Angry Birds maker Rovio, Atari, Square Enix, and Take-Two Interactive in a lawsuit it filed earlier this year.

By July 21, 2011

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Lodsys files suit against New York Times, five others

The high-profile, patent-holding entity which has gone after app developers has taken aim at six companies in a new lawsuit that says all are infringing on one or more of its patents.

By July 5, 2011

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Inside Intellectual Ventures, the most hated company in tech

Nathan Myhrvold and other executives at the controversial company say critics simply don't understand what they're doing. CNET went behind the scenes to understand what 40,000 patents and an unapologetic plan to make money from them really means.

By August 21, 2012

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Scoop: Bounty set for invalidating Lodsys patents

The group that's gone after a number of mobile app developers and big companies alike is now having its four patents targeted for invalidation by a crowdsourced research group.

By June 15, 2011

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Lodsys sued by antivirus software maker

The company that is going after Apple developers finds itself on the receiving end of another pre-emptive lawsuit over its patents.

By June 13, 2011