07.29.18

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Watchtroll Demonstrates Disdain and Scorn for Science and Technology; IBM is Happy to Cooperate

Posted in IBM, Patents at 7:48 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) tackles many low-quality patents and patent litigation has therefore gone down sharply; Watchtroll has resorted to derision of the system, reinforcing the widely-held belief that patent maximalists aren’t interested in science and technology but in trolling/litigation

THE patent extremists seem to be getting more extreme over time. Watchtroll is a good example of it because it nowadays attacks judges, puts “Shit” in its headlines and miraculously enough IBM the patent bully is still happy enough to associate with Watchtroll. That says a lot about IBM and how desperate it has become; it’s trying to warp itself into more of a “patent licensing” giant.

We don’t want to spend too much time talking about Watchtroll (like news channels that spend a lot of their time merely responding to or debunking Fox ‘News’), but for many patent extremists it is the ‘go-to’ site, so we cannot just altogether ignore it, either. We’ll just rebut ‘in bulk’.

“We don’t want to spend too much time talking about Watchtroll (like news channels that spend a lot of their time merely responding to or debunking Fox ‘News’)…”“Aveed®” (with the trademark included) was mentioned by Watchtroll two days ago in this article about the Federal Circuit (CAFC) and yesterday they returned to their obsession over China, even if that has nothing to do with patents. It’s just part of an alarmist strategy for altering laws, under the guise of “emergency”. We wrote many articles about this strategy before. Also yesterday we saw David Wanetick publishing a sob story in Watchtroll. “Inventors face disrespect, derision and hostility at every turn,” Watchtroll now says, conflating patents (of people who troll) with invention.

Alluding to the trade secrets litigation trend, Watchtrol’s Steve Brachmann mentioned it in passing and Jeremy Sherman together with Priyan Meewella then (on the same day) asserted that software disputes are over licensing rather than patenting. “Software licensing disputes are on the increase,” they said, “a trend that is being driven to a large degree by customers implementing new technologies without examining how this affects pre-existing agreements.”

Watchtroll did the usual moaning about patent obviousness and PTAB/CAFC bashing, knowing that PTAB isn’t going away and issuing yet more court-bashing (anti-CAFC) pieces would be counterproductive.

Ultimately, it’s sites like Watchtroll that attack the patent system (especially the court, i.e. justice), whereas we are the ones trying to maintain or restore its integrity, as per its original goals/purpose. We often wonder if Watchtroll realises how much damage it actively does to its supposed cause by reinforcing a ruinous stigma.

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