Confessions of a Patent Troll

CopyTele CEO Robert Berman speaks

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It seems like everyone in Washington, D.C.—from President Obama to a growing number of lawmakers—loves to hate patent trolls, those who aggressively snap up patents, then sue unsuspecting companies to collect licensing fees. But Robert Berman, an admitted patent troll, insists he’s one of the good guys. Berman, who licensed the V-chip when he ran Acacia’s patent-assertion business, recently took over CopyTele, a 30-year-old tech-development company with 53 patents.

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