NY Times defines "patent troll" in post concerning patent fight over technology used in "Deadpool"
The relevant text:
So-called patent trolls — companies that own patents, but don’t actually build products based on them — have sued scores of little and big companies.
Industry complaints that lawsuits were sucking innovation out of tech — and scaring people away from creating start-ups — led to calls in Washington for patent reform. But so far those efforts have gone nowhere.
Rearden has asked a judge to award it financial damages and block the distribution of movies and other entertainment that it claims have been made using infringing Mova patents and trademarks.
from the post -- ’Deadpool’ Technology Lands in Patent Fight --