Law Firm Advertises That It Won't Represent Patent Trolls
from the backlash-time dept
With the growing attention on the issue of “patent trolls” (a term I am not a fan of), it appears that at least one IP law firm is taking a stand. It’s come out with an advertisement in which it urges clients not to support any law firm that represents “patent trolls.” It’s certainly nice to see law firms be upfront about the fact that they believe these types of firms are abusing the patent system, even in such an in-your-face advertising manner. Hopefully tech companies will start asking their lawyers if they represent patent holding firms and will take their business elsewhere if they do. If it becomes a big enough issue, then perhaps lawyers will think twice before representing such firms.
Filed Under: law firms, patent trolls, patents
Comments on “Law Firm Advertises That It Won't Represent Patent Trolls”
…represent comment trolls?
So, they won’t represent IBM ?
As far as I know IBM is the biggest patent troll on Earth.
Proving yet once again that you know absolutely nothing of which you talk about; a patent troll is someone who collects patents and does no actual innovation.
Re: Re: Nulo illegimaties carborundrum
… i just had this feeling you were here.
Re: that's awesome...
What kind of feeling ?
Like a tingle in your a$$ ?
Don't feed the troll
they probably appreciate the "patent trolls"
No matter what they think about the rampant abuse of the patent system, it does create a demand for lots of lawyers for the abuse of the system, but at the same time creates a large demand for plenty of lawyers for the defense. The firm probably doesn’t actually care about that issue, it’s just smart marketing if you’re targeting the defendants.
Maybe he’s so angry because he censors himself…? I’d be pretty pissed if all my S’s became dollar Sign$… damnit! Now *I’m* angry!
Re: Don't fucking feed the troll
but they represent Verizon
Wasn’t Verizon one of the ‘patent trolls’ that sued Vonage over VoIP patents?
Re: but they represent Verizon
well 1st you should see whats the official definition for patent troll (i have a feeling you ll find lots of confliting ones)
then see if Verizon applies.
and then you u can try suing them for false advertising.
i saw a patent troll once… it was hidding under a bridge, freakin scary a$$ troll!
Re: Really, don't feed the troll
Congress is going after Patent Trolls
Isn’t Congress going after Patent Trolls in the Patent Reform bill being considered in the Senate? Sen. Diane Feinstein has specifically called out Patent Trolls in an amendment that would block them in some cases.
Nothing more than an advertisement that if you are sued by a “troll”, then we are your kind of guys and gals to go to bat for you. Personally, I hate lawyer advertisements and would never use one. They remind me in a way of all the drug ads we see today on television and in print.
What is a bit unsettling, though legal, is the obvious attempt to play off “Ghostbusters”, and then to note that the play off “Troll Busters” is officially a service mark of the law firm. There was a time when trademarks were never used by law firms, and that included law firms specializing in patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law.
My trademark views by law firms aside, my favorite is still Morrison Foerster’s registration and use of the service mark “MoFo”.
Good post. Had definitely shown different angles in patent wars.