Patent Troll Tracker

Originally posted 2008-02-16 22:55:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Had everyone known about the Patent Troll Tracker and was just sneakily leaving me out of it? Did everyone else already know about this blog that takes

A look behind the curtain at the people or organizations behind the many patent lawsuits brought by corporations that make or sell no goods or services[?]

Well I caught up, thanks to the elite blogroll at Overlawyered, and that particular joke is over now, ‘k? Not that I know what else everyone is hiding from me. By definition. But you shouldn’t think I’m not even trying.

In any case, patent trolling is especially remarkable to us “soft IP” types because it so nicely epitomizes how players are able to seek massive rent via manipulation of the IP legal regime without making any sort of productive or creative contribution to the useful arts, the human soul or the sale of cold cereal. It happens in copyright and trademark, too, of course; that’s a big part of what we write about here. But the patent trolls are the … trolliest.

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7 Responses to “Patent Troll Tracker”

  1. February 17, 2008 at 12:26 am #

    Ron,

    We did know about Troll Tracker, but we had no idea you did not. We would have told you. Troll Tracker is too good to hide from anyone interested in IP.

    Dave

  2. February 17, 2008 at 12:35 am #

    Of course you did! And of course now you’re going to say that.

    Um, of course I, uh, really did know about it too. All along. Just never got around to mentioning it here. I pretty much was relying on the Chicago IP Litigation blog.

  3. February 19, 2008 at 8:32 pm #

    Ron,

    I had his blog listed under “Other Intellectual Property Links” on my website going back to October.

    A great website, especially for those interested in patent enforcement. Would love to know how this guy (or woman) has so much time to post so much information about a very unique part of the patent world. I just wish I had more time of my own to read it — too busy trying to come up with material for my own blog.

    Best,

    Ryan

  4. Rick Frenkel
    February 24, 2008 at 12:03 am #

    I don’t sleep.

  5. M Kramer
    March 1, 2008 at 1:18 pm #

    It continues to amaze me that people try to demonize (or it is troll-ize?) all plaintiffs suing big companies for patent infringement. What about looking behind the curtain of the big companies that refuse to pay for patent licenses without litigation?

    For every mockery that the Troll Tracker tried to heap on Ray Niro and other patent plaintiff’s counsel, there is plenty of mockery to be made of the foolish arguments, positions, and strategies of the big corporate defendants that are being sued for patent infringement. If you are running out of material for your respective blogs, that is a fertile field.

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