"- and in some cases IV will get a share of the prize. It's a
scary scenario for tech companies that may end up in the legal
crosshairs, but industry observers say it was only a matter of
"They have made commitments to investors and companies to
monetize in some form or fashion billions of dollars of patents,"
said Dan McCurdy, founder of PatentFreedom, which tracks
nonpracticing entities, or patent trolls. "In my view, it's
inevitable: Whether they do it themselves or through a third party,
they're going to have to litigate."
"One such lawsuit was filed on Aug. 10 by none other than
Raymond Niro, the prolific patent plaintiff lawyer with Chicago's
Niro, Scavone, Haller & Niro. Niro is seeking millions from
Eastman Kodak Co. and CDW Corp."