Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday April 22, 2016

How To Kill Patent Trolls Once And For All

Aside from this guy's idea of getting billionaires to fund a trollbusting non-profit group, what other ways can you stop patent trolls? Maybe you can patent trolling so trolls would have to pay you every time they tried trolling someone?

So here's the idea: A bunch of Silicon Valley billionaires should get together and endow a non-profit. Let's call it Trollbusters. Its job is to give grants to startups fighting frivolous patent troll lawsuits, so that those startups can fight them all the way آ— to the Supreme Court, if need be. An independent committee of competent lawyers and technologists would review cases and decide if they're actual patent troll lawsuits (rather than legitimate business disputes) and if they are, the wallet would be fully open.