said by Morac:The problem is should Tivo be allowed to fully own some of their features or just the specific software code that makes them happen. This is where the software patent issues come into play, If someone codes their own DVR should they have to pay a license fee for someone else's code that does the same thing but with a different internal process. said by stufried:
The interesting thing is that most of us would agree on who a patent troll is if we posted the facts of a case.
I'm not sure about that. For example, every time a story comes up about TiVo suing a company, I inevitably see a bunch of responses that TiVo is a patent troll, despite the fact that TiVo manufacturers and sells products based on their patents.
To some people any company that sues over software patents is a patent troll.