Public universities and even the US Navy have sold hundreds of patents to America's most notorious troll


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/19/public-universities-and-even-t.html


#3

Do we know if the universities actually sold directly to the trolls, or to another company that at least seemed legit? I imagine these trolls like to buy bankrupt companies owning patents and not much more, so if you sell to a startup that fail, the patent could up in the wrong hands.


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Couldn’t there be a law forbidding NPEs from owning patents?

If we shake off the republican crust that’s stopped the gears of government turning, maybe…


#5

I don’t believe that would be constitutional.

I was thinking they should just put a “troll” box on the application form, and if you check the box you can’t have any.


#6

How much do these patents sell for?


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