The world of technology patents is in bad shape. When John Oliver decides that he needs to spend 15 minutes explaining exactly how bad patent trolling has become, you know something rots in the USPTO. Google is trying to stem the tide of patent trolling and litigation via the simple expedient of throwing a ton of cash at the problem. They want to buy your patents.
Well, maybe not your patent in particular – odds are pretty good that they’re only interested in technology and software patents, and even then, only so that some fly-by-night LLC with a dozen lawyers and no physical address won’t sue them in the future.
Google Wants To Buy Your Patents To Keep Them Away From Patent Trolls was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
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