Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Sovereign patent funds are a new wrinkle in the patent troll debate


Here’s another wrinkle in the patent troll problem, “sovereign patent funds” SPF's), devices countries (most of all China) use to protect their own home industries from competition, as explained here.   The article uses the term “mercantilism”, a term I was asked to explain on my first high school history test in 1959 (then, with respect to Britain and the colonies).  I got “off 15” on that question.
   
I actually got emails from China about whether I wanted to register my domain “doaskdotell.com” in China, which would append its own tld.  I thought I was banned.  It seemed like a cumbersome process.  But I do have traffic there according to Urchin.  

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