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Submitted by Captain Tuttle 534d ago | interview

Mark Cuban’s Awesome Justification For Endowing A Chair To ‘Eliminate Stupid Patents’

TechCrunch:
Outspoken billionaire, Mark Cuban, is fed up with America’s patent system. “Dumbass patents are crushing small businesses. I have had multiple small companies i am an investor in have to fight or pay trolls for patents that were patently ridiculous,” he says in an email to TechCrunch.

Now, he’s leveraging his penchant for attention-grabbing headlines with a newly endowed chair at digital civil rights organization, The Electronic Frontier Foundation, dubbed “The Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents.” (Industry)

Captain Tuttle  +   536d ago
He's my favorite guy on "Shark Tank"
ArmrdChaos  +   534d ago
Thankfully someone is taking the torch on this one. Granted he has some self interests involved but this is an issue long overdue for some solutions. Maybe they need some kind of system where you have to show progress/use of said patents or forfeit their ownership. This would make squating a much more costly proposition.

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