Google, Dropbox and others team up to protect themselves against patent trolls

  1. A group of technology companies, from startups to Silicon Valley giants, have joined forces to ward off patent trolls -- people or firms that buy old patents and try to monetize them by accusing others of infringement.

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  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,079   +343

    God no... something I never thought I would read in an article tittle... patent troll...

    Good lord... why!
  3. fredderf81

    fredderf81 TS Member Posts: 48   +34

    LOL I love this! just gave a big two-middle-fingers-up right in the face of apple :)
  4. BMfan

    BMfan TS Evangelist Posts: 579   +135

    When I saw 'patent trolls' the 1st thought in my head was Apple.
    H3llion likes this.
  5. Let me get this strait...

    They want to charge companies money(1500-20000) to become a member of a group that has full access to your patents as soon as you decide to sell or royalty them outside of their network? And protects them from litigation if they infringe on your patents? Shouldn't they PAY the companies for signing up and allowing patent infringement?

    What ***** CEO would sign up for this?
  6. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Guru Posts: 457   +95

    But you would get access to the patents of others who sold. That's why.

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