troll

A cure for the common troll
Our bridge into the 21st Century presently houses a nasty creature who demands a toll from the best and brightest in our community. The dreaded troll is a regular denizen of our current system of patent enforcement and he poses serious problems for technology companies. Despite the great expense of... Read more
25 comments Posted 20 Feb 2012 by Anthony Biller Feed
Let's bring back barratry, maintenance, and champerty for patent lawsuits.  Combine that with a limitation on the assignment of patents and a lot of patent trolls would be out of business. This is what barratry, maintenance and champerty meant in England in 1916:
24 comments Posted 12 Nov 2009 by Pam Chestek Feed