Patent Troll Hit with Legal Fees
By William Watkins • Tuesday June 17, 2014 7:02 AM PST •
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a good post up on how the patent troll Lumen View just got hit with a fee award in federal court. This is in part because of recent Supreme CourtÂ decisionsÂ making it easier for defendants to collect attorneyâ€™s fees when they win patent suits. The troll’s patentÂ was but a description of computer-directed matchmaking—a nonsensical patent that never should have been issued. The troll expected a quick payoff, but instead got whacked by the judge and has to pay fees as well.