Fixing America’s Patent Problem Means Going Beyond Trolls

Business Week
James Bessen, School of Law

The so-called patent troll has become one of the tech industry’s favorite monsters in recent years, and on Tuesday the Obama administration announced it would pick a fight with patent-holding companies that produce nothing but lawsuits…

Expert quote:

“You look at the kinds of patents involved, at rounded corners or bouncing lists, they’re trivial patents that have little value and probably shouldn’t have been issued at all. There’s easily a quarter of a million bad patents out there.”

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