Securing a patent license or sale is never been a simple matter, even under the best of circumstances. 166 more words
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Seven years ago, Intellectual Ventures bought a patent on technology that helps detect malicious software embedded in digital content for $750,000.
Now, according to Reuters, Intellectual Ventures is arguing in a Delaware courtroom that Internet security firms Symantec and Trend Micro should pay roughly $310 million combined for a license to that patent through the end of last year. 915 more words
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“Patent trolls” are feeling the heat in Washington — and they’re taking steps to defend themselves in D.C.
Long pilloried in Silicon Valley as a drain on innovation, such companies have seen their troubles mount with regulators and lawmakers.