Software Patent Troll (Not to Scale)

Patent Troll Update: Spanking the Extortionists


To a very considerable extent, patent trolls are simply extortionists. A whole class of patents were thrown out by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 2014 decision in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International, which held, in effect, that adding technological-sounding language to existing ideas isn’t enough to get you a patent. At the risk of oversimplifying, just programming…