Senator Schumer Joins Google, BlackBerry in Battling Patent Trolls

New legislation seeks to stymie the work of patent trolls, which hurt innovators in the mobile industry and beyond.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is joining Google, BlackBerry, Earthlink, Red Hat and others in the fight against companies that make a business entirely of creating lawsuits over patent rights. The latter are referred to as nonpracticing entities (NPEs), patent assertion entities (PAEs) or, most commonly, patent trolls.