Updated Dec. 3, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.

Premium Lock Cisco, Adobe join 'get them first' in wave of suits against patent owners

Published: 2012-12-03 05:42:00
Updated: 2012-12-03 06:01:18

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The new mantra among some large companies about U.S. patent lawsuits is: Get them before they get you. It's part of a push by the technology and financial industries against patent owners that don't make products, called non-practicing entities or NPEs. A particular source of ire is patent owners that sue a large number of companies and seek settlements less than the legal costs of fighting....

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