The White House Takes Aim at Patent Trolls
Fact Sheet: White House Task Force on High-Tech Patent Issues | The White House
The White House Takes Aim at Patent Trolls | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Frustration with patent trolls, and momentum for reform, has been building for some time now. Today, the stakes got even higher when the White House announced that it was actively taking on the troll problem. This is big news, and not just because of the seven legislative proposals the White House recommends (more on those below). Even more important are the five executive actions the President intends to take with or without congressional help.
The news here is good.
Tech Firms Back Obama Patent Move | WSJ.com
The White House announced a set of executive actions and policy recommendations Tuesday aimed at preventing certain patent-holding firms, known as “patent trolls” to their detractors, from abusing the patent system.
The Obama administration’s actions are intended to target firms that have forced technology companies, financial institutions and others into costly litigation to protect their products. These patent-holding firms amass portfolios of patents and focus on pursuing licensing fees rather than using the patents to build new products.
Obama goes after patent trolls | The Loop
Obama Issues Orders to Stop ‘Patent Trolls’ | NYTimes.com