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This Company Declared War on a Patent Troll With a $50,000 Bounty

Intellectual property IPA group of lawyers who formed a company called Blackbird to file patent lawsuits against tech and retail firms may have chosen the wrong target, writes Jeff John Roberts for Fortune.

“On Thursday, that target — the Internet security company Cloudflare — responded to Blackbird’s legal action with a scorched earth campaign to take down Blackbird and shred its patents,” according to the report.

Cloudflare took the offensive to the next level by offering a $50,000 bounty to anyone who could provide “prior art” that could invalidate Blackbird’s claim — including Blackbird’s other patents. Cloudflare provided a list on those patents on a separate website.

Read the Fortune article.




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