AuctionBytes Blog
Covering auctions, collectibles and marketplace selling.

AuctionBytes Blog The AuctionBytes Blog has been giving a voice to online merchants since its launch in 2005. Named one of the world's top 30 blogs in 2008 by "Blogging Heroes." Weigh in with your thoughts on the joys and pitfalls of selling online.
Tue May 16 2006 08:44:08

Supreme Court Rejects PR Term 'Patent Troll'

By: Ina Steiner

Sponsored Link

The Supreme Court yesterday officially rejected the concept of "patent trolls," though you wouldn't know it from this article (link), which in my opinion does not capture the essence of the ruling by a long shot.

In fact, the high court said, "some patent holders, such as university researchers or self-made inventors, might reasonably prefer to license their patents, rather than undertake efforts to secure the financing necessary to bring their works to market themselves. Such patent holders may be able to satisfy the traditional four-factor test, and we see no basis for categorically denying them the opportunity to do so."

Silicon Valley no longer represents the entrepreneurial spirit and has been churning self-righteous spin about Intellectual Property that is only in the best interest of corporations and their legal warriers.

Anyway, for a good analysis of the Supreme Court ruling in the eBay patent case, see the New York Times article by Linda Greenhouse (link) - free registration required.

Comments (0) | Permalink

Readers Comments  

Login is required to post comments.
To sign in to leave a comment using your AB Verify User Name, fill in the form below. If you have not yet signed up for AB Verify, or if you'd like more information, go to the Registration Page

Login for AB Verify
Be sure and use your email address and password to log in.

 Forgot Your Password?
 Even though you are signed in with the AuctionBytes Blog, you will have to sign in to the EcommerceBytes blog. But you can sign in with your existing AB Verify info.