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April 28, 2010

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Gena777

Perhaps this judgment is actually a boon to NPEs (or so-called patent trolls), because it may be perceived to counterbalance their increasing heft. In my opinion, most NPEs are legitimate organizations that conduct business much like many other corporate entities -- for instance, most clothing retailers do not actually design or manufacture the products that they sell; they simply distribute them at a markup and make a profit. NPEs' activity may be viewed as roughly analogous. But the often-eye-popping settlements and judgments previously awarded to NPEs has caused many people to resent them. However, if fewer injunctions are forthcoming, then this could help create more of a sense of fairness, and NPEs might be viewed as less of a threat. Eventually, I believe that people will become accustomed to NPEs and recognize the validity of their business model. The Ricoh case may ultimately contribute to that result.
http://www.generalpatent.com/media/videos/patent-troll

Ehud gavron

Uh no.

NPEs are not "legtimate organizations..." but rather carefully crafted entities that have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Good luck preaching your pro patent-troll piece. The world has woken up. SCOTUS has noticed. Appeals courts get it too.

You patent trolls are done. Feel free to jump in the grave. You've dug it all for yourselves. Don't worry, lots of us are happy to pile on the dirt.

You're finished, troll. Find your bridge, say goodbye, and jump in the grave.

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Chris

The system works!

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the often-eye-popping settlements and judgments previously awarded to NPEs has caused many people to resent them.

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