Patent trolls are not new. However, after many years in the spotlight, legislative and judicial action has pushed patent trolls toward the shadows. In this episode, McDermott IP partner Nathan S. Smith welcomes Chris Bright, an IP partner in McDermott’s Orange County office, to update us on the effects of legal developments affecting patent trolls, litigation trends and what may happen next. Among other topics, they discuss reasons why the patent troll industry may try to re-enter the limelight with patents relating to the Internet of Things (IoT). As always, the podcast begins with a discussion of recent IP headlines from around the world with Sarah Bro.