Categories: Editors Notes Date: May 8, 2013 Title: House of Cards: Tech Companies Requesting Probe of NPE Business Model
 COMMENTS OF GOOGLE, BLACKBERRY, EARTHLINK & RED HAT TO THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION AND U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE on PATENT ASSERTION ENTITIES, http://ftc.gov/os/comments/pae/pae-0047.pdf ("Comments of Google")
 Patent Assertion Entity Activities Workshop (December 10, 2012), http://www.ftc.gov/opp/workshops/pae/ (last visited May 8, 2013)
 Comments of Google 2-3.
 Comments of Google 2 ("Although we agree that the current patent system undesirably encourages PAE activity, we are also concerned with, and suggest that the agencies should seriously examine, the outsourcing of patent enforcement by operating companies – companies that develop technology and sell products – to PAEs and the competitive implications of such activities. So-called “privateering” amplifies the threat to innovation and competition already posed by PAEs.")
 Adi Robertson, Google asks FTC and Department of Justice to investigate 'patent privateering', http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/5/4187914/google-asks-ftc-and-doj-to-investigate-patent-privateering (last visited May 8, 2013)
 Susan Decker, Google Seeks Probe of Patent Privateers Defended by Nokia, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-05/google-seeks-probe-of-patent-privateers-defended-by-nokia.html (“Often we do not have the resources or otherwise are not best positioned ourselves to exploit those inventions, either through our own products or through our own licensing activities,” Paul Melin, Nokia’s chief intellectual property officer, said on a panel. “Divestments of patents have become a very important channel for us to monetize and realize the value of our research and development.”)