Twitter Tweeting Facebook Photo tagging Wright Brothers The Wright Company and Curtiss Company formed a patent thicket in 1917 for fixed-wing flight and gouged it. Apple Liquid metal (amorphous metal) Apple Magnetic connectors. They price gouge and bar others from using it Apple Removed the audio jack, forcing users to use bluetooth. Apple dominates the bluetooth headphone market. Article. 3D printing Patent trolls gouged the price to $10000 Reebok Collapsable shoe Sewing machines "Sewing Machines Corporation" formed in 1856 with patent monopoly MgB2 superconductors Doping with titanium is patented Smartphones Patent thicket dominated by Samsung and Apple UFC Octagon-shaped arena. Use of the phrase "The octagon" Transistor Patent revoked in the interests of national development Xerox Patent trust for photocopying technology Video compression MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 are patented GIF Patented by Unisys. PNG format invented as an alternative Walmart Self-driving shopping cart Medical care The American Medical Association holds a legislative monopoly on medical care Eye care The optometrists hold a legislative monopoly on eye care Smelting "Hot blast" patented in 1828 by Nielson and gouged Epipens Mylan holds the patent on the auto-injector and gouges it Elsevier Online peer review.
In 2009, 3D printers cost $10000 because of patent gouging, particularly the patent for the "fused deposition modeling printing process". Formlab sued by 3D systems and now collects a 8% royalty from them.