February 14, 2019 6:03PM
Winning the Blackbird Battle
We’re happy to report that on Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion affirming a lower court decision dismissing the case brought by Blackbird Tech. This is the last step in the process, we’ve won....
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February 13, 2018 1:16AM
Bye Bye Blackbird
As we have talked about repeatedly in this blog, we at Cloudflare are not fans of the behavior of patent trolls. They prey upon innovative companies using overly-broad patents in an attempt to bleed settlements out of their targets....
November 20, 2017 6:18PM
The Supreme Court Wanders into the Patent Troll Fight
Next Monday, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Oil States Energy Services, LLC vs. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, which is a case to determine whether the Inter Partes Review (IPR) administrative process at the US Patent and Trademark Office....
September 21, 2017 4:02PM
Project Jengo Strikes Its First Targets (and Looks for More)
When Blackbird Tech, a notorious patent troll, sued us earlier this year for patent infringement, we discovered quickly that the folks at Blackbird were engaged in what appeared to be the broad and unsubstantiated assertion of patents -- filing about 115 lawsuits in less than 3 years....
September 14, 2017 9:38PM
The New Breed of Patent Trolls
Lee Cheng, President & Co-CLO, Symmetry IP LLC, and Vera Ranieri, Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation Moderator: Doug Kramer, General Counsel, Cloudflare...
June 23, 2017 1:00PM
Project Jengo: Explaining Challenges to Patent Validity (and a looming threat)
We’ve written a couple times about the problem of patent trolls, and what we are doing in response to the first case a troll filed against Cloudflare. We set a goal to find prior art on all 38 Blackbird Tech patents and applications....