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2014-08-18 08:26:10

Patent Trolls: Predatory Litigation and the Smothering of Innovation By Respected Researcher and Attorney William J. Watkins NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The explosion of patent litigation is stifling technological innovation according to Independent Institute Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr., who examines an outmoded patent system that is ill-suited for the modern economy in his new book, Patent Trolls: Predatory Litigation and the Smothering of Innovation....

2014-04-07 12:22:29

Statewide transit agencies urge Congress to pass legislation curbing practices of abusive patent trolls CHAMPAIGN, Ill., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Illinois Public Transportation Association (IPTA), along with its members, including the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD), and partners, urged Congress to pass meaningful patent reform legislation. Transit agencies across the state have been targeted multiple times by patent trolls - shell companies...

2014-03-21 20:21:08

Dr. Dariush Adli and his team have earned a reputation as the "go-to" law firm for defending patent owners from attacks from patent trolls like those currently threatening podcasters with legal action. LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years, the broadcasting industry has changed dramatically due to the emergence of podcasting by personalities - some expert, some novice - in nearly every field and niche. The result has been new opportunities for a broad and...

2014-02-25 16:33:42

Illinois victims describe perils of meritless lawsuits, encourage reform WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patent Progress, providing timely information and analysis on the high-tech patent landscape, today released a video highlighting the stories of two patent troll victims based in Illinois who have been attacked multiple times. Their stories uncover the stark realities of patent troll attacks, including the negative impacts on business, family, innovation and...

2013-12-06 23:24:39

A newly formed law firm, Kroub, Silbersher & Kolmykov PLLC, will provide quality patent and other intellectual property litigation and counseling services, while offering cost savings to its clients through a flat and other flexible monthly fee arrangement and scalable services based on the client’s needs. New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 A new high-end intellectual property boutique law firm, Kroub, Silbersher & Kolmykov PLLC, launched operations today. Located in...

Patent Trolls Denied A Win In Case Against Apple
2013-10-24 12:08:59

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A jury in an East Texas District Court found Apple has not infringed on a patent regarding CDMA and HSPA communications owned by patent holdings company Wi-LAN. The court's decision marks the end of two years’ worth of litigation between the Canadian Wi-LAN and many other popular technology firms, including Dell, Hewlett-Packard and HTC. Every company other than Apple that was sued by Wi-LAN in this case signed licensing...

US Businesses Ask Congress To Stamp Out Patent Trolls
2013-08-30 11:21:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Patent lawsuits issued by so-called “patent trolls,” organizations that sue businesses for using broad patents they own, have been blamed for stifling innovation and crushing small businesses. These trolls don’t often have legitimate claims of patent infringement, but they have the money necessary to keep the case in court and run up a huge legal bill. In many cases, small business owners and independent app developers are...

Federal Trade Commission Looks To Take Down Patent Trolls
2013-06-21 08:30:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said on Thursday that the agency should conduct a comprehensive investigation into "patent assertion entities," or so-called "patent trolls," a derogatory term for companies whose sole business is suing over patents. These companies typically purchase the intellectual property of others, and then seek money from those that infringe upon those patents. Ramirez’s remarks...

2013-05-02 23:19:42

The 3-city live conference and telepresence event produced by EDI and Thomson Reuters was held in New York, Chicago and San Jose and brought together over 200 leading experts in law and technology for an exclusive cross-continental discussion. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Clutch Group, a leading firm dedicated to delivering the professional services for law, is pleased to announce that Michael Sugrue, the Company´s Vice President of Legal and Compliance Solutions,...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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