"Patent trolls" – are they "good" or "bad"? As with many things, the view and lines are blurring, and the answer often depends on one’s position in the world. The WSJ includes a new article on how some big patent holders are embracing patent litigation (troll behavior) in one form or another. Techniques include creating "licensing co." to own intellectual property rights and file lawsuits.
Now, Corporate Counsel is publicizing a study said to justify the conclusion that patent trolls generated "loss" of $ 80 billion. On the other hand, the study was tartly attacked in the July 9, 2012 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in an article by Jerry Crimmins. The story includes the following excerpts:
"But two Chicago lawyers, Paul K. Vickrey and Robert P. Greenspoon, said this new study is financed by big business and is heavily biased