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Wow, That’s Meta

According to PatentlyO, a Halliburton attorney is seeking a patent on his patent trolling method. The Legal Blog Watch picked this up as well. Patent trolling is a process whereby a non-inventor gains some interest in a patent, and then starts suing anyone who might be infringing upon it, and accepting settlement checks. This lawyer wants to get a patent on his method of doing this. According to both blogs, the Bilski decision makes it unlikely that the process is patentable, but if it is, one can only hope that someone will patent troll his patent on patent trolling. Of course, they might then have to pay him part of the settlement they got from him…



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