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The DOJ and FTC may have patent trolls in their crosshairs: the agencies plan to hold informal...

The 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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  • Fountain
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    The right to life, liberty, and property trumps all else; property rights, whether concrete or abstract intellectual property, are prerequisites to and subsume the rights of life and liberty.
    21 Nov 2012, 02:52 AM Reply Like
  • frosty
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    Hmmm. It seems to me that life, then liberty, are prerequisites to property ownership.
    21 Nov 2012, 07:22 AM Reply Like
  • useurhead
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    did you take yesterday off, or maybe your wsj didn't arrive?
    21 Nov 2012, 03:23 AM Reply Like
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