Tag Archives: patent troll
- FanDuel CEO says no IPO until regulatory clarity: DFS sites targeted by patent troll?
November 4, 2015
The CEO of daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel says he won’t push to take the company public until the regulatory landscape becomes clear. Speaking to Bloomberg Business, FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles (pictured) said plans for an initial public offering had been shelved because the ongoing push by US state and...
- The Red Wire: Patent Trolls Do Big Business (And Little Business, Too)
March 11, 2014
Patents were created to protect innovation, but these days they are frequently used to stifle it thanks to what is essentially a broken American patent system. Veteran federal Judge Richard A. Posner has argued is probably not necessary in most industries particularly in fast-moving markets dominated by software, since companies...
- White House proposes tougher rules to combat patent trolls
June 9, 2013
US President Barack Obama has taken a stand against so-called ‘patent trolls’ in a bid to reduce the impediments they put in the paths of genuine technology innovators. On Tuesday, the White House proposed a series of measures, including ordering the US Patent and Trademark Office to require patent holders...
- Paradise Ent. boss sells US patents; Zynga acquires patents from troll
January 10, 2013
Solution Champion Ltd., a British Virgin Islands-registered subsidiary of electronic gaming systems maker Paradise Entertainment Ltd., has paid Paradise chairman Jay Chun HK $470m (US $60.6m) to acquire five US patents and six pending patents. The patents are related to multi-terminal gaming systems and signal a forthcoming US push by...
- Microsoft attacked by patent troll; Facebook shakedown artist charged with fraud
November 3, 2012
Irish bookie Paddy Power has become the first betting outfit to take up residence in the Windows Store, Microsoft’s version of Apple’s mobile App Store. Paddy’s Miomni-developed Premier League app has been adapted to the new Windows 8 platform, which Paddy online product manager James Grimes expects will become “hugely...
- Righthaven accused of acting disrespectfully
March 7, 2012
Copyright trolls Righthaven LLC have come under more criticism for their lack of attendance at certain court cases. Observers have commented the no shows amount to a lack of respect with others simply questioning if they can even afford to pay the legal fees. Steve Gibson’s copyright-compiling firm didn’t even...
Cake Poker attacked by patent troll Scott Lewis of 1st Technology
February 3, 2011
Copyright trolls Righthaven attack TheRX.com gambling forum
April 13, 2011