Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Patent trolls are out of control. John Oliver explains why.

This is currently all over the internet. Heres' a couple of references to it.

"If you’re creating a new technology or have a business idea beware. Patent trolls are everywhere.

"HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver took on the world of companies that fish for other companies to sue for infringing on their patents, or, as Oliver puts it, “legally binding dibs,” in this segment on “patent trolls.”"

"A lot of people have credited a John Oliver segment for catalyzing a successful grassroots effort to get the Federal Communications Commission to institute strong network neutrality rules back in February. In yesterday's show, Oliver tried to get the same results with another tech policy issue: patent trolls and the broad software patents they use to shake down the American economy. "

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