How To Deal With 'Patent Trolls' In The Digital Age

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT) -- Nonpracticing entities have targeted virtually every media organization in the United States with a significant digital presence for patent infringement lawsuits. A majority of these lawsuits have focused on features or functions of the entities’ websites or mobile apps. This article describes the legal issues raised by these lawsuits and provides practical options for successfully (and cost-effectively) defending against them.

Who Are the Nonpracticing Entities?

Some NPEs are funded by private equity investors and others by real operating companies that have decided to “monetize” their portfolios....
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