1. What are the market drivers (offensive, defensive, other strategies)?
2. trends in sales and licensing
3. Can we expect more NPEs and litigation in Europe?
|Merpel found a non-patent market again.|
Looking at the recent important acquisitions like those of Google, he questioned the real value of acquiring such a number of patents. He then moved on NPEs and spoke about the IPCom case. He described it at a successful move validating the troll model for Europe. He predicted that it will create a precedent and stated that the incoming Unified Patent Court was terrifying from this view. Said he, "many well resourced trolls will come to Europe."