Patent trolls, aka Non-Practicing Entities (NPE), assert patents against companies in an attempt to collect license fees, but do not otherwise manufacture products or provide services themselves. They use the cost of the litigation as leverage to force settlements from the operating companies. For small companies, it could mean closing their doors.
In the United States, we’re having an election in which there’s a lot of discussion about the economy. The question is, are we talking about the right things? Are the candidates, the media and the general public talking about the right issues? Michael Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at [...]