Inside the Patent and Copyright Troll Industry [Infographic]

With more technology companies ready to sue competitors for patent infringement and use of copyrighted content, we take a look into some of the biggest ‘copyright trolls’ and technology patent owners in our first infographic. The first part takes a look at InterDigital, which claims its patents are used ‘in every mobile phone’; then the classic case of Righthaven LLC, which finds copied articles; the U.S Copyright group and exactly how much money is spent on settlements.

InterDigital Patent Profile

Righthaven Copyright Trolling

U.S. Copyright Group: How they Work

The money in patent trolls

More more information on certain cases, we recommend visiting the Electronic Frontier Foundation which has resources on copyright trolls as well as detailed information on the Righthaven and U.S. Copyright Group.


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