Lawyer: "Patent trolls" have a big appetite for Apple

08/27/2013 | TechHive

Apple leads the list as being the most attacked by "patent trolls," followed by Hewlett-Packard and Samsung Electronics, but new laws might slow down lawsuits, according to Michael Brody of law firm Winston & Strawn. "Ultimately, a patent is nothing more or less than a license to sue someone," Brody said at a conference. "As a result, the generator of all the economic value that we're looking at is simply that right, that right to create those lawsuits, and the value generated by those lawsuits."

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