‘troubling pattern of associating universities with so-called “patent trolls,”…’
Those who play to this blatant Chinese style propaganda of ‘trolls’ by large multinational invention thieves do inventors and other small entities an injustice. The truth is, to infringers anyone who sues them for infringement is a ‘troll’. Playing to this rhetoric only spreads confusion and does further damage to the patent system and the rights of inventors. Don’t believe and propagate the lies of thieves.
For example, one ‘troll’ definition is a plaintiff in a patent suit that does not themselves commercialize. That often includes universities -no doubt. But of course universities and many inventors often lack the resources to commercialize and since the Ebay SCOTUS decision we are often unable to obtain injunctions to stop infringement so inventors and others have no fair chance at commercializing -not with far larger, better funded infringers using our inventions. That’s just not fair. But then why should it matter if the inventor elects to license and not commercialize himself. If you build a house, do you have to live in it to own and sell it? Inventions are property, clearly, if one reads Madison and other founders at the time of the adoption of the US Constitution. Read our position statement and other posts on our site for details.
The patent system now teeters on the brink of lawlessness. Call it what you will…patent hoarder, patent troll, non-practicing entity, shell company, etc. It all means one thing: “we’re using your invention and we’re not going to stop or pay”. It’s a pure red herring by large invention thieves and their paid puppets to kill any inventor support system. As Mark Twain said, ‘truth is not hard to kill, and (that) a lie well told is immortal’.
For the last several years the Chinese and large multinationals have been ransacking and looting small American entities taking everything they can carry. Those are the same multinationals who when they cant export jobs, import workers and artificially inflate their employed Americans. The fact is, many of the giant multinationals and their puppets who defame inventors in this way themselves make no products in the US or create any American jobs and it is their continued blatant theft which makes it impossible for the true creators to do so.
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