Protection Shield

Patents portfolios as a means of protection against patent trolls

* Thomas Warwaris held a funny presentation at 21C3

* Inside Nathan Myhrvold's Mysterious New Idea Machine

Pieter comments: It's an attempt to recreate an IBM-style patent licensing business and it will probably, IMO, fail because it ignores the way that small independent trolls can totally outmanoeuver the larger stupider trolls. The first time a company that has paid the $50m fee is successfully sued for infringement, the whole scheme will collapse. Having these patents has not saved Microsoft from lawsuits.

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