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Apple Complains Of 'Patent Trolls'

Publication Date: 
February 08, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Chris O'Brien

Professor Mark Lemley weighs in on the significance of Apple's problems with patent trolls for The Los Angeles Times.

Turns out that for Apple Inc., being one of the most innovative companies on the planet does have at least one big drawback.

The Cupertino, Calif., company says it is the No. 1 target for so-called patent trolls.


"Given that Apple is a very innovative company that has been aggressively enforcing its own patents, I think it is significant that the company sees patent litigation overall as a problem for innovation," said Mark Lemley, a Stanford University law professor.