Patent Troll Hit with Legal Fees
William J. Watkins, Jr. • Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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 Court decisions making it easier for defendants to collect attorney’s fees when they win patent suits. The troll’s patent 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.