Well i wouldn't call them a patent troll, consider the Chinese companies are very well known to steal tech for their own use. Reason why most companies don't go after them is cause in Chinese court they will lose as the court will side with the home company even more so then jury did for apple against Samsung.
Chinese telecoms kit maker ZTE was hit with more bad news on Monday when intellectual property firm Vringo announced it was suing the firm’s UK subsidiary over patent infringement. Vringo, which claims it has an IP portfolio of over 500 patents and patent applications in the telecoms space, said it had asked ZTE in September …
Tuesday 9th October 2012 05:53 GMT Ashton Black
Tuesday 9th October 2012 08:53 GMT ukgnome
Tuesday 9th October 2012 11:28 GMT Anonymous Coward
Patent troll targets ZTE ..
"Vringo and Nokia have announced they have entered into a patent agreement. .. Back on July 19, Vringo completed its merger with Innovate/Protect, an intellectual property software company"
Wednesday 10th October 2012 04:10 GMT streaky
Being put on a security naughty naughty list (which btw is a protectionist response, and has nothing to do with security) - is likely to bring the US govt to a clattering halt with the UK govt, because we use Huawei kit in spades. I don't know how this ends well. For me I'd say any money they were thinking about investing in the US - they're welcome to invest it here instead.
As for the patent thing - I hope these companies remember we have a serviceable patent system in Europe and that it might be worth fighting.