Friday, October 04, 2013

Lodsys settles with Kaspersky for "nothing" in patent troll case

Electronic Frontier Foundation, in a story by Daniel Lazer, is reporting that Lodsys has settled for “nothing” with Internet security vendor Kaspersky Labs (a popular vendor with Geek Squad) in its patent troll suit.  Lodsys had “bought” patents from Intellectual Ventures, which Tech Dirt had written about in describing lobbying efforts here. The idea that Congress would be vulnerable to lobbying by trolls, or that people make a living lobbying on K Street for patent or perhaps copyright trolling, is atrocious. 
  
The EFF story is here. EFF emphasizes that Lodsys would do anything to avoid trial. 
  
How effective will efforts at the state level to counter the trolls be?  

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