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Study: Patent trolls cost a half a trillion dollars in "lost wealth"

http://www.h-online.com

Since 2004 that exploitation has increased, with litigation by NPEs rising from around 500 cases per year to 2600 in 2010.patent trolls

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The Cost of Patent Trolls Who Attack Linux

http://techrights.org

Why patent trolls or puppets like Acacia (and Microsoft) do manage to cause harm to Linux, even when their case is altogether bogus

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Video About Patent Trolls (from a Patent Firm)

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"Ballad of the Patent Troll" - video criticising the likes of Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft's patent troll

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How Patent Trolls Harm FOSS and How the European Parliament Plans to Make the Trolls Even Stronger

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Europe not only accommodates patent trolls (even in Belgium) but it also intends to make them more potent thanks to legislation that the Parliament in Brussels in discussing

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Update on Microsoft-Staffed Patent Troll and Its Lawsuits Against GNU/Linux

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The Acacia troll, a firm which is suspected to be batting for Microsoft, is still harassing GNU/Linux vendors

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Patent Trolls — Including Acacia — Attack Linux Users/Devices

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McKesson, Android and G1 hit by patent trolls .

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Bill Gates Backs Patent Trolls, Microsoft Gets More Patents

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A former Microsoft executive, who became a patent troll, is being backed by his old boss

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19th century solution to 21st century patent problems?

http://blogs.nmscommunications.com

"...Prof. Magliocca compares 19th century problems with "patent sharks" to today's problems with "patent trolls" and suggests the only politically acceptable path out of today's problems may be the path taken out of the 19th century problems, i.e. elimination of the class of patents that triggered the problems. He provides tons of interesting context, but here's one of his proposals..."

Via boycottnovell http://boycottnovell.com/2007/12/14/fsf-gerard-magliocca-on-patents/

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Ray Niro Offers $5,000 Bounty For Information On My Identity

http://trolltracker.blogspot.com

I have never had a bounty on my head before (see also blog post here). And I can't imagine why Ray Niro would pay $5,000 to find out who I am. I emailed him to find out (from the corner internet cafe, heh). He didn't respond. Ray: if you up it to $50,000, can I collect the reward?

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100th Post: A Call for the Senate to Pass Patent Reform

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If you're getting sued for patent infringement, you have a right to know who is really behind the lawsuit, and so does the public. So I started digging up publicly available information. What I found amazed me - so many patent plaintiffs, especially in the Eastern District of Texas, make no products, and just try to extract money out of their IP.

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GNU vs Linux Wars Escape the Real Issues — Patent Trolls and Microsoft

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Every trace of the disgrace which the SCO case needs to be erased, except for the links showing where funds got funneled from and why. It is time to focus on BayStar, Acacia and other suspicious parties that harvest or invest in IP.

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Free QA for patent trolls? Why?

http://www.linuxworld.com

Helping patent trolls with their QA is like going through bandits' ammunition and throwing out the dud rounds for them before they try to rob you.

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