Dogged out of the courts
The so-called podcasting patent which has blighted the music industry for years and forced a number of notable companies to waste money on a licence is now officially dead in the water.
Researchers find not feeding them does not kill them
A team of brave boffins have been investigating internet trolls and reached the conclusion that there is no cure.
Will stick magical wand up their nose
Software King of the World Microsoft will offer customers protection against patent trolling, using its rather impressive collection of cloudy legal patents.
Bork, Bork, Bork
Swedish ISP Bahnhof has attacked a copyright troll hoping to make a swift buck out of pirates.
How dare you say you invented the rounded rectangle?
The Tame Apple Press is incandescent with rage at the antics of the Chinese phone maker which won a patent case against the fruity cargo cult.
Goes after developers who write them
A patent troll claims it invented the idea of the mobile app and is threatening every developer that ever wrote one with an East Texas lawsuit.
Does not want to be a patent troll when it grows up
Qualcomm has decided that it is not in its best interested to flog off its chipmaking business and stick to becoming a patent troll.
EFF in troll beating measure
In a cunning plan to defeat patent and copyright trolls, the EFF is trying to get the use of East Texas courts banned for those sorts of cases.
But will not be banned
Software giant Microsoft has lost a potentially costly patent battle against "patent holding outfit" InterDigital.
Career in doubt