patent trolls

Features

The Small Town Judge Who Sees a Quarter of the Nation’s Patent Cases

Texas Judge Rodney Gilstrap didn’t design this system, but he’s been a willful participant in it.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.5.16
Features

Eagerly We Await the Coming of the Sex Robots

The self-aware humanoid we imagine when we think of a sex robot is largely impossible.
A.V. Flox
3.16.16
Futures

The 11 Stupidest Patents of 2015

From the internet of dildos to having someone else pay the phone bill, trolls filed lot of patently ridiculous patents.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.1.16
GIFs

The Law in GIFs: An Extremely Rude Appeal

This week's important legal news.
Sarah Jeong
11.6.15
News

Are the Bitcoin Patent Wars About to Begin?

A major Bitcoin company is trying to patent some popular services.
Jordan Pearson
9.23.15
News

Should We Start Worrying About Pharmaceutical Patent Trolls?

An expert told us there "a gold rush for profit" in patent-centric areas such as the drug biz.
Mike Pearl
9.22.15
tech

Is a Patent Troll About to Kill the High-Tech Dildo Industry?

A suit by a shadowy Texas businessman could kill teledildonic innovation in a death grip of legal fees and court-ordered payouts.
Peter Holslin
8.3.15
Stuff

Explore the Gross, Cultish 3D World of Worlds Inc. Before It's Lost Forever

Worlds Inc. is a company that runs and maintains a very basic 3D chat client first introduced in 1995 and has, over time, become a cesspool of the darker side of human nature.
Francis Murphy
5.22.15
Apple

The US Patent Office Trashes Key Portions of the Infamous 'Podcasting Patent'

The Electronic Frontier Foundation chalks up a success, but the war against patent trolls isn't over.
Michael Byrne
4.12.15
politics

Google and Dropbox Plan to Kill Patent Trolls Without the Government's Help

Silicon Valley hopes to succeed where Capitol Hill has failed.
Alyssa Hertig
7.14.14
Stuff

Adam Carolla Is Bummed About Patent Trolls Taking All His Money

The comedian and podcaster is being shaken down for $3 million by a company that claims he violated a patent from 1996 that covers podcasting. His court battle in September of this year will be a make-or-break moment for the podcast world.
Daniel Kohn
5.5.14
copyright

The Supreme Court Is Taking on Copyright and Patents with Three Important Tech Cases

Three legal battles between tech companies will be reviewed, and could have important consequences for the industry.
Max Cherney
1.17.14
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