Trolls or Toll-Takers: Do Intellectual Property Non-Practicing Entities Add Value to Society?

7 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2015

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Samuel Ernst

Golden Gate University School of Law

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

There are few areas of patent law more contentious than the dispute over the social utility of “non-practicing entities,” or (if you will excuse the expression) “patent trolls.” Whether non-practicing entities add value to society is a topic of much debate, and the focus of the 2015 Chapman Law Review Symposium.

Keywords: introduction, Chapman Law Review Symposium, intellectual property, patent troll

Suggested Citation

Ernst, Samuel, Trolls or Toll-Takers: Do Intellectual Property Non-Practicing Entities Add Value to Society? (2015). Chapman Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2015; Chapman University, Fowler Law Research Paper 15-12. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2650055

Samuel Ernst (Contact Author)

Golden Gate University School of Law ( email )

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San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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