Skype Sued for Patent Infringement: Patent Troll?
TechCrunch posted a story this morning in which some details of a new lawsuit against Skype are revealed. The plaintiff is an obscure company called Gradient Enterprises.
I don’t know if this is an example of patent trolling, but if so, I hope they (the plaintiffs) lose their shirts. Patent trolling is an abomination in my view and needs to suffer a fiery death. Legitimate patent holders need protection, but those engaged in filing or hoarding patents for the sole purpose of launching lawsuits once an innovator pours his or her blood, sweat and tears into developing it, should receive no reward for such a parasitic “business model”, and should cease to exist.
Hopefully, the law will side with what is right and protect the appropriate parties in this case.