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(Slashdot)   The SCOTUS just ruled that patent trolls are more likely to get their beer money taken away for filing bullshiat lawsuits   ( divider line
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6722 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Apr 2014 at 4:05 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-30 03:12:53 PM  
That's why a good troll forms a shell corporation so he doesn't have to risk his own assets. See Righthaven, which did not have enough assets to pay off the defendants' lawyers.

The classic case is the cab fleet owner who incorporated each taxi as a separate business with no assets other than the cab and legally mandated insurance policy. When Cab 336 accidentally runs into a tanker truck, the resulting fireball is the responsibility of Cab 336, Inc. and the poor, broke driver. Mr. Rich Bastard only loses his investment in the cab. (Wikipedia)

The system could be reformed, but Congress will have to do that.
2014-04-30 04:33:05 PM  
The slashdot version of what the standards of review means was hilarious.
2014-04-30 04:44:10 PM  

sprgrss: The slashdot version of what the standards of review means was hilarious.

It's not Legal Analysis, it's!
2014-04-30 04:45:52 PM  
Now if we can just get them to do something about this net neutrality problem...
2014-04-30 04:52:34 PM  
Oh, that wacky SCOTUS.
2014-04-30 04:54:07 PM
2014-04-30 05:06:35 PM  
"shall be beaten with a rusty tire iron" unfortunately absent from the decision.
2014-04-30 05:18:53 PM
2014-04-30 05:35:39 PM  
The patent trolls need to organize enough to get a lobby group.
2014-04-30 05:49:37 PM  

sprgrss: The slashdot version of what the standards of review means was hilarious.

Wow that word salad was awful, especially since the combined length of the two cases is like 24 pages. 24 supeme court slip opinion pages at that.

/also commits one of the cardinal sins in describing the standard of review: thou shalt not use criminal cases when discussing civil appelate review.
2014-04-30 08:13:25 PM  
Should be required to post a bond when filing a patent lawsuit.  If you lose the jury would be given the question "Is the lawsuit frivolous?"  If yes you forfeit the bond which is split between the defending party and the court system.
2014-05-01 02:15:20 AM  
And Drew will get to wave his naughty bits at them.
2014-05-01 06:09:51 PM  
The Eighth Amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.
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