“There’s good news and there’s bad news,” said Cheng in an interview with Ars. “The good news is, we won this case on every point. The bad news is, we’re running out of lawsuits. There are fewer trolls for us to fight. I’ve spent a lot of time over the last seven years figuring out what to do with these guys. There are strategies I think would be really neat and effective that I literally can’t execute. I can’t make good law because I don’t have any appellate cases left. They [the trolls] are dismissing cases against us before any dispositive motions.”
Newegg has already won two other patent appeals this year from Kelora Systems and Soverain Software. Even though Alcatel-Lucent has billions in revenue from real businesses, when it comes to patent battles Cheng doesn’t see them as being so different. Since Alcatel is asserting patents in markets it’s nowhere near actually participating in he sees them as a kind of “corporate troll.”
I’m celebrating by heading over to Newegg and buying something!