Wednesday, November 14, 2012

EFF offers YouTube webcam on patent trolls (especially Lodsys)

Electronic Frontier Foundation offers an extended  YouTube video (1 hour, 45 minutes, largely with audio only) webcam called “Patent Trolls and You: EFF Virtual Bootcamp for APP Developers”, from September 2011.

Much of the discussion concerns a particular “troll”, Lodsys (link). 

There are several panelists: Helene Chin (Santa Clara Law School), Tony (Co chair of ABA subcommittee on patent litigation), Andre (private practice in patent), Ben (private practice and district attorney’s office). 
EFF has a link on “bad patents” for frivolous claims, like patents on streaming video, VoiP, real time games (maybe even chess?) and looking up barcodes on a network (or with smartphones), link here). 

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