Patent Trolls

Grayhair Settles Patent Troll Suit

Grayhair Settles Patent Troll Suit

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The software company's CEO claims victory, ensuring mailers' risk-free use of the Intelligent Mail barcode going forward.

Obama vs. the Patent Trolls

Obama vs. the Patent Trolls

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The White House shines a bright light on frivolous patent infringement suits, urging the introduction of rule changes and online help for unwitting defendants.

Senate Judiciary Committee Takes Patent Trolls to Task

Senate Judiciary Committee Takes Patent Trolls to Task

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Fee demand letters extorting marketing vendors and their clients take center stage at Senate Judiciary Committee meeting led by Sen. Patrick Leahy.

Direct Marketers Look for Quick Passage of a Law to Curb Patent Trolls

Direct Marketers Look for Quick Passage of a Law to Curb Patent Trolls

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Sen. Leahy readies the Senate version of the Innovation Act passed by the House; DMA sees a law on the books as early as Q1 2014.

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