The DOJ and FTC may have patent trolls in their crosshairs: the agencies plan to hold informal...
Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 5:20 PM ETThe DOJ and FTC may have patent trolls in their crosshairs: the agencies plan to hold informal hearings next month on whether such companies, which license IP (and often sue those who don't agree to a deal) but don't sell any tangible products do more harm than good. Also receiving scrutiny are patent holding companies created by tech giants, such as Rockstar. A crackdown could be a negative for IP licensing firms such as ACTG, IDCC, and RMBS.
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