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Legal Sustainability of the Patent Troll Business – New Competitors in Value Capture

  • Timo Fischer

Zusammenfassung

This chapter explores wether the patent troll business model, which focuses on capturing value created by others, is sustainable under envisioned legal changes so that it poses a new managerial challenge to value creating firms. Patent trolls capture value created by others solely by enforcing patents against infringers and thus represent a new competitor to value creating firms in capturing value created. They are often characterized as relying on low-quality patents, an assessment that, if correct, would imply that eradicating such patents would effectively terminate the troll business.

Keywords

Technology Field Patent System Patented Invention International Patent Classification Forward Citation 
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© Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2011

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  • Timo Fischer

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