EFF: The Patent Troll Abides

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a review
of patent lawsuits
in 2016. “We saw mixed results in the courts
this year. The Supreme Court issued a good
decision
cutting back on out of control damages in design patent
cases. Meanwhile, the Federal Circuit issued a very disappointing
decision
that allows patent owners to undermine ownership by asserting
patent rights even after selling a patented good. Fortunately, the Supreme
Court has agreed
to review that ruling. We will file an amicus brief
supporting the fundamental principle that once you buy something, you own
it.