Google Considers Buying Patents to Combat Patent Trolls

Non-practicing entities (NPEs), otherwise known as “patent trolls,” are generally entities that own patents without entering commerce and that use those patents to threaten lawsuits against businesses and entrepreneurs, demanding licensing fees for their patents’ use. They’re a growing problem that Google says it will help stop by attempting to buy the patents directly from the trolls themselves.

Is a deal made with a patent troll ever a good one?

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