The brave new world is full of technological innovation. It’s also full of people trying to grab onto the profits they generate. So when new products come out, companies holding patents that fringe on their concepts file lawsuits. Are many of these lawsuits frivolous? Sure. But defending against them racks up major expenses.
Discussions on patent trolling aren’t new. But DevsBuild.It via Techdirt adds a particularly juicy interview into the conversation. Techdirt setup the story quickly by describing the complexity of the issue: