Patent pirate

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Patent pirate may refer to:

  • Someone who willfully commits patent infringement
  • Patent troll, someone who defends their patents with undue aggression, often with no intention to market or manufacture the patented invention
  • Someone who utilizes a submarine patent, a type of patent whose issuance is intentionally delayed for several years to maximize benefit to the holder