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Boston University is a prestigous, research-oriented university that can claim a number of famous alumni. Unfortunately, one of the classes it's added in recent months is aimed at a demographic that's been under increasing fire in the United States -- the humble patent troll. BU sued Samsung in April, Amazon in June, and as of yesterday, has added Apple to the mix. The non-profit university has asked that each company be banned from selling pretty much anything, and wants a share of the profits on devices that have been sold. The patent in question is 5,686,738 (the '738 patent) which describes... Read more...