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The Fog of Patent War: Patent Trolls - Fact or Fantasy?

[ Originally posted 07/27/2011 ] In eBay Inc. v. MercExchange , L.L.C., 547 U.S. 388, 396 (U.S. 2006) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ], Justice Kennedy, in his concurrence, made the following observation: In cases...

Your Good Will Hunting Moment: Arguing for the Non-Practicing Entity or against the Patent Troll

In a scene from the movie, Good Will Hunting , about the fictional genius Will Hunting (Matt Damon), Clark, a Harvard student, approaches Will's friend Chuckie (Ben Affleck) in a bar and challenges Chuckie to an intellectual duel of sorts. Because Chuckie is more a fighter than a thinker, Will...