“Trolling for Dollars: A New Threat to Patent Owners”

March 20, 2009
Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal

For the past three years, a company has manufactured and sold 1,000 widgets every week (a total of 156,000 widgets) for $1.00 each. Every widget was marked with the number of a US patent that the company owns. However, the claims of the patent do not cover the widget.

Trolling for Dollars: A New Threat to Patent Owners