Google recently announced a “Patent Starter Program” that may prove a boon to emerging companies looking to kick-start development of patent portfolios. Patents awarded under the program will necessarily form part of a new patent pool known as the “License on Transfer Network” or LOTNET. While this may be a win-win situation for both Google and the start-up community, whether the new Google program will slow the pace of patent "troll" litigation, as some have surmised, seems questionable.
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