April 8, 2013

Red Hat, Google and Others Take Aim at Patent Trolls

In a very long comments document submitted to both the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, several companies, including Red Hat, are urging arms of the U.S. government to take stronger action against patent trolls. Google, BlackBerry and EarthLink are on board with Red Hat in the effort, which takes a strong stance against against companies that abuse patents for financial gains.

According to the Google Public Policy blog:

"Today, we submitted comments together with BlackBerry, EarthLink and Red Hat to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice on the growing harm caused by patent assertion entities (more widely known as patent trolls).

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