VirnetX dispute enters the eighth year
An eight year court battle between Apple and a patent troll has entered its eighth year with a federal court in Texas ordering Apple to pay $502.6 million to a patent troll called VirnetX.
Judge unhappy with weaponised patent
A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled against a patent troll called Blackbird that had sued Cloudflare for patent infringement.
Building a portal
Facebook is building a portal that will let some users see if they liked or followed Russian propaganda from Internet Research Agency Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts between January 2015 and August 2017.
Off to join something more healthy
The bloke in charge of turning Blackberry from a loss making mobile phone company to a patent troll has given up and moved to the health industry.
Why don’t you pay us $5,000 to go away?
Kaspersky Labs turned the tables on an East Texas patent troll who demanded a cash settlement before it would go away.
Dogged out of the courts
The so-called podcasting patent which has blighted the music industry for years and forced a number of notable companies to waste money on a licence is now officially dead in the water.
Researchers find not feeding them does not kill them
A team of brave boffins have been investigating internet trolls and reached the conclusion that there is no cure.
Will stick magical wand up their nose
Software King of the World Microsoft will offer customers protection against patent trolling, using its rather impressive collection of cloudy legal patents.
Bork, Bork, Bork
Swedish ISP Bahnhof has attacked a copyright troll hoping to make a swift buck out of pirates.