What are Patent Trolls?

Patent trolls are people or companies that own patents portfolios and simply license the patents to other entities rather than produce the products themselves, and then they usually sue companies that do not agree to their licensing terms. Patent trolls include a party that does one or more of the following:

Purchases patents from a bankrupt entities and then sue another companies involved by claiming infringement Enforces patents without intending to manufacture the patented product, Enforces patents but has no manufacturing or research base, Focuses its efforts solely on enforcing patent rights, Asserts patent infringement claims against non-copiers.

Patent trolls are people or companies that conduct patent litigation against infringers in an aggressive or opportunistic manner, with no intention to manufacture or market the patented invention.