22 Oct’14
Big Tech winning battle with 'patent trolls'

Big Tech winning battle with ‘patent trolls’

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For two decades, companies that buy software patents to sue technology giants have been the scourge of Silicon Valley. Reviled as patent trolls, they have attacked everything from Google’s online ads to Apple’s iPhone features, sometimes winning hundreds of millions of dollars. But now the trolls are in retreat from the tech titans, interviews and data reviewed by Reuters […]

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01 Oct’14

Could the SEC require companies to value their patent portfolios?

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The need to value patent portfolios may be even greater after the Supreme Court’s decision in the Alice case. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may require more transparency among public companies when it comes to valuing their patent portfolios. Now, such portfolios generally do not have to be formally valued and reported to interested […]

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