Professor Colleen Chien from Santa Clara Law spoke at the December 10 DOJ/FTC troll conference.  As a follow up to the conference, she offered IAM Magazine her thoughts attempting to put our current troll situation, which she acknowledges is “disruptive” for business, with two other historical periods of increased troll activity involving railroads and sewing

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice are teaming up to look at the patent troll problem.  Initially, the FTC and the DOJ are seeking public comment regarding the impact of trolls (or “patent assertion entities”).  You can send public comments to until March 10, 2013. In addition to seeking public comments,