The Future of Patent Troll Legislation
- Is this an abuse of the patent system or simply the patent system working the way it is written
- Is it a sustainable business model?
- Will legislation aimed at curbing NPEs come to fruition? In that vein, it could be interesting to talk about Vermont's solution and whether this law has any teeth, and whether it is entirely preempted anyway by federal law.
- How do NPEs affect corporations, and more specifically IBM? And what extra burden/challenges does this pose to IP lawyers?