These days, high-tech innovators have to be able to navigate the tricky world of patent litigation. Would you be ready if a patent troll came knocking?
Question 1 of 20
What is a patent troll?
Question 2 of 20
What is a more polite term for a patent troll?
Question 3 of 20
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office was established in which decade?
Question 4 of 20
When did the U.S. Patent Office begin patenting computer software?
Question 5 of 20
True or false: Patents were never licensed until patent trolls came along.
Question 6 of 20
In 1895, George B. Selden took out a patent for what device?
Question 7 of 20
According to a Boston University School of Law study, patent suits cost targeted companies a total of how much over 20 years?
Question 8 of 20
According to the Boston University study, what percentage of the losses sustained by companies targeted by patent suits wound up in the pockets of inventors?
Question 9 of 20
Patent trolls mainly target which industry?
Question 10 of 20
Which court is considered most sympathetic to plaintiffs in patent cases?
Question 11 of 20
What portion of patents contested in court are invalidated?
Question 12 of 20
Patents that are vague about what they cover are referred to as what?
Question 13 of 20
What is the approximate number of patents applied for in a year?
Question 14 of 20
About how much does it cost to apply for a patent?
Question 15 of 20
How much time do Patent Office inspectors spend evaluating each patent application?
Question 16 of 20
How many patents cover the technology that makes a smartphone work?
Question 17 of 20
According to patent troll advocates, what advantages do they offer inventors?
Question 18 of 20
What portion of patent suits are settled out of court?
Question 19 of 20
True or fase: Patent trolls usually target companies as soon as they are issued a patent.
Question 20 of 20