Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
I didn't say you were on to something, I said you were on something.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.

user:
pass:
register,


           

Patent Troll Patent

If you could get a patent on the business methods of the patent trolls?
 
(+2, -2)
  [vote for,
against]

Just a pipe dream, but.... If you could get a patent on the business methods of the patent trolls, ( buy lots of junk patents, wait for viable businesses to develop, threaten to sue and extort money from those businesses. ...and so on)

Could you then have them cease their preying; or would you simply extort money from the trolls and give it back ?

later Edit: See link IBM And Haliburton seem to be trying to bake this. So Marked fo DEletion in July 2015 or so.

popbottle, Apr 20 2015

Can You Get A Patent On Being A Patent Troll? http://www.npr.org/...eing-a-patent-troll
[xaviergisz, Apr 20 2015]

[link]






       You forgot "make broad sweeping statements that have little or nothing to do with the actual patent..." and "patent the bleedin' obvious".   

       There's my part of the patent.
FlyingToaster, Apr 20 2015
  

       Next up: patents on murder, arson, rape, spitting on sidewalk. But first a patent on advertising. Stay tuned.
popbottle, Apr 20 2015
  

       I think a large company actually tried this last time trolls were in the news.
the porpoise, Apr 20 2015
  

       [popbottle], can I draw your attention to my granted patent describing a method of extorting money from people who extort money from people by patent trolling?
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 20 2015
  
      
[annotate]
  


 

back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle