The Silicon Valley tech giant Google Inc. has recently launched what the tech company has described as still an experiment at that moment. The step took by the new Patent Purchase Promotion program launched by Google represents another phase of the battle the Mountain View based company against the patent trolls.
The tech company has revealed the new Patent Purchase Promotion program on Monday. Still in the phase of an experiment, the hub that Google Inc. has recently launched represents another step against the popping up app stores that keep being annoying constantly.
An official talking on behalf of the internet giant has made a comment on the matter. Allen Lo is in the position of deputy general counsel for patents, working for Google.
Patent owners sell patents for numerous reasons (such as the need to raise money or changes in a company’s business direction). Unfortunately, the usual patent marketplace can sometimes be challenging, especially for smaller participants who sometimes end up working with patent trolls.
“Unfortunately, the usual patent marketplace can sometimes be challenging, especially for smaller participants who sometimes end up working with patent trolls.“
Allen Lo has stated in his comment.
He added that the most frequent consequence of such conflicts over the world wide web is the increase in the number of lawsuits on this matter. Unnecessary spending of time and bad karma occur too according to Allen Lo which makes these situation undesirable.
The new application window by Google will be open in the period between May 8 and May 22, at the moment. The American tech company has promised that replies to the applications will be issued until June 26.
This is not the first attempt by Google to bring a solution to such problems. Two years ago, the Silicon Valley giant released its “Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge,”. The main purpose of the paper published by Google Inc. in 2013 was to offer a model for the companies that wanted to bring some of their patents to the open source fields.
Initially, Google has announced that the project has started with 10 patents, which were related to MapReduce. But in only a few months, the internet giant has attracted 79 patents that it was to cover and they were in connection with data center management.
Google and other partners from Silicon Valley launched the LOT (License on Transfer) Network in 2014, in an attempt to reduce the litigation regarding “patent privateering“.
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