Stack Exchange Launches Ask Patents to Help Stop Patent Tomfoolery
I think we can all agree that patents have gotten way out of hand here. Trolls of all shapes and sizes love to use ridiculous patents to force companies to settle for outrageous sums. Don't want to spend countless dollars fighting a court battle over rounded corners? Settle with the patent holder. That's been the suggested response for ages. Thanks to Stack Exchange, and a small provision in the America Invents Act, the public can finally get involved in the fight in earnest with Ask Patents.Read on...