Framing the Patent Troll Debate

Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents, vol. 24, No. 2, 127-130 (2014)

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 Last revised: 25 May 2014

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Michael Risch

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Date Written: December 20, 2013

Abstract

The patent troll debate has reached a fevered pitch in the USA. This peer reviewed editorial seeks to frame the debate by pointing out the lack of clarity in defining patent trolls and their allegedly harmful actions. It then frames the debate by asking currently unanswered questions: Where do troll patents come from? What are the effects of troll assertions? Will policy changes improve the system?

The editorial is available from Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents journal free of charge.

Keywords: licensing, litigation, monetization, NPE, patent assertion entities, patents, privateer, trolls, PAE

Suggested Citation

Risch, Michael, Framing the Patent Troll Debate (December 20, 2013). Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents, vol. 24, No. 2, 127-130 (2014), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2370411

Michael Risch (Contact Author)

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law ( email )

299 N. Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085
United States

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