The FTC’s decision to sue AT&T over how it treats customers who are locked into 2010 unlimited data plans is a popular one, but also peculiar.
Apple ratted out Google to the FTC over policies that let kids make app purchases without entering a password.
The Federal Trade Commission will use its subpoena power to look into 25 so-called “patent assertion entities” which have made a business of amassing old patents in order to extract license fees from a wide range of companies.
Despite legislation and public outcry, patent trolls keep on suing small businesses and hurting innovation. Now, the FTC is bringing a glimmer of hope the abuse of the patent system will stop.