Patent trolling

New York Business, reporting:

The New York Times Co. is girding for a legal battle that many larger organizations have avoided.

 

The Times is leading the defense of a diverse group of companies that use technology they assumed was free: sending text messages with Web links to mobile phones.

 

The technology was patented by inventor Richard Helferich . . . Since 2008, his company, Helferich Patent Licensing, has filed 23 suits against companies ranging from Best Buy Co. to the National Basketball Association, claiming they are infringing on his intellectual property.

(Via Inside Counsel)

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