Yahoo Inc. headed to trial in Texas on Monday against a patent holding company -- and if it feels like the very first time, it's because the last time the Internet company rolled the dice in a patent case was four years ago. Other leading tech companies also are more willing to go to trial in patent suits these days. With the threat of injunctions from patent "trolls" no longer present, and more tools to invalidate patents available, some patent litigators say companies are more emboldened to fight.
Tech Companies Taking More Patent Fights to Trial
May 12, 2009