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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 Aug. 28, 2013

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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 Jun. 26, 2012

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Patent Quality Improvement Act hits Congress

New legislation aims to save technology companies "billions of dollars in litigation" with a permanent patent review process.

By May. 6, 2013

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Patent trolls launched majority of U.S. patent cases in 2012

A new study has found that more than half of last year's patent litigation cases in the U.S. were filed by companies that license patents but don't have another business.

By Apr. 9, 2013

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Patent trolling nearly doubled in five years, study finds

Suing others over patents is big business, and a new analysis done by Hastings College of the Law shows that it nearly doubled among patent holders without products in five years.

By Oct. 10, 2012

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Kodak sells its imaging patents for $525M

The much-coveted digital imaging patents go to little-known RPX and controversial Intellectual Ventures, which represents companies such as Apple, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, and RIM.

By Dec. 19, 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 Jun. 11, 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 Aug. 21, 2012

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Jonathan Schwartz: Oracle bungled its chance at mobile Java

Oracle could have innovated with Java instead of litigated, says CareZone co-founder and Sun's former CEO. Also: Why Amazon won at cloud computing, "Intel Inside" was a blip, and the Mac is back.

By Jul. 26, 2012