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EFF Wins Court Ruling Upholding Invalidation of Bad Patent That Threatened Podcasters

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) won a court ruling today affirming that an infamous podcasting patent used by a patent troll to threaten podcasters big and small was properly held invalid by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

A unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will, for now, keep podcasting safe from this patent.

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Patent Trolls Are Trolling Startups In Massachusetts — And We Need To Change That

As Seen in HuffPost

In a recent episode of the HBO series “Silicon Valley,” Richard Hendricks is getting his tech startup off the ground when he comes face to face with a patent troll: an unscrupulous lawyer who claims Richard’s new company is committing copyright infringement.

The lawyer knows his claim is bogus, but also knows Richard would have to pay him in a legal settlement to avoid battling it out in court.

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A plea to pass patent reform this year

As Seen In Louisville Business First

For many businesses across the country, innovation is the key to success and growth. Unfortunately, many companies in my sector are facing impediments to their well­-earned success in the form of patent trolls.

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Bodybuilders Beef Over A Workout Supplement — And A Stanford Patent

As Seen In NPR

This is a tale of two former bodybuilders, facing off in court — over a patent. And not just any patent: Based on federally funded research, this one has a pedigree that links back to one of the most prestigious universities in the world. And this kind of legal mano a mano raises questions about the role of universities in the patent system.

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