Fight back, bite back

Interesting column in NYTimes about Audible CEO Don Katz’s decision to fight back against a patent troll (reg req).

“Although Digeo was asking for only $400,000, Audible refused to pay. So, in 2005, Digeo sued. Mr. Katz went to the Audible board and explained that it was undoubtedly going to cost more to fight the suit than to pay the fee, but he felt that the company had to show that it wasn’t going to roll over. The board agreed.”

Good for Don and good to the Directors for supporting him.