The continuing outrage against patent owners deemed nonpracticing entities (NPEs, aka trolls) appears to be part of our schizophrenia over wanting an economy dominated by creative business types and hating the creative business models that foster that domination. It now appears that there are further factures in what should be deemed a bad NPE and what should be considered a good NPE. In a recent congressional hearing, there were distinctions made among patent owners that just buy patents, patents owners that may have done research for some patents and may buy other patents and university research that produces patents that are commercialized by technology transfer departments.
NPE: The Scarlet Letters of Patent Ownership
The Legal Intelligencer
August 16, 2012
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