On sharks, trolls, and their patent prey—Unrealistic damage awards and firms’ strategies of “being infringed”
Research Policy, pp. 134-154, 2007.
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Patent trolls (or sharks) are patent holding individuals or (often small) firms who trap R&D intensive manufacturers in patent infringement situations in order to receive damage awards for the illegitimate use of their technology. While of great concern to management, their existence and impact for both corporate decision makers and polic...More
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