Summary: Patent troll Wi-LAN is expanding into “software and internet patent licensing”
THE patent bully/troll that sues and extorts companies like RIM and dozens of others proudly states that it will expand into Internet and software patent extortion (same old ideas applied digitally and/or over the Internet). From Reuters:
Canadian patent licensing company Wi-LAN Inc plans to venture into software and internet patent licensing, even as it focuses on its strong wireless portfolio, Chief Executive Jim Skippen told Reuters.
Companies like LG are getting aggressive too, but at least they produce some real products, even hardware. In a later post we’ll write about people who once produced something and are now just patent trolls (an example of this would be Traul Allen, Microsoft’s co-founder). █