“Google was the first litigant in the ongoing wave of smartphone-related patent disputes to complain publicly about assertions of ‘bogus patents’ and about ‘patent trolls’ (‘We’re fighting to stop patent trolls’ use of low-quality patents to extort, ‘Patent trolls abuse system, stymie innovation’),” Florian Müller writes for FOSS Patents.
“In my opinion, someone who continues to enforce a patent that is already clinically dead is the epitome of a patent troll, regardless of whether it’s a practicing or non-practicing entity,” Müller writes. “Even an organization as large and innovative as Google can behave like a troll. It depends on the quality of a patent and on litigation tactics.”
Müller writes, “This time around it’s not about FRAND-pledged standard-essential patents. I also have a problem with Google’s still-ongoing enforcement of a non-standard-essential Motorola Mobility patent, EP0847654 on a ‘multiple pager synchronization system and method,’ against Apple in Germany.”
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