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Stop trolling, Broadcom CEO tells patent litigants

Updated 4 years ago

World-weary tech journalists and over-worked judges aren’t the only people sick and tired of endless patent litigation — big-name tech CEOs are getting fed up as well. Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor sat down with Mobile World Live this week and ripped both patent trolls and his fellow tech companies for being too litigious in the realm of intellectual property. “I believe it’s shameful that you can make more money suing people than on creating great products,” McGregor said. “Hopefully our governments are paying attention to that because that’s not a good outcome for any of us. Intellectual property has value, Broadcom invests in that. We do it primarily to create great products and I hope most of us can get this settled and move back to focusing on creating great products going forward as our primary objective… Probably, things have gotten a little out of hand.” Of course Apple CEO Tim Cook similarly called patent litigation a “pain in the ass,” but that hasn’t stopped his company from suing Android vendors everywhere.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.