Acacia Research is once again leaning on colleges and universities to license its streaming audio and video patent. Let’s hope that the university community doesn’t roll over and play dead on the validity of the patent. A little more backbone from the initial university defendants in the original Napster litigation might have saved a lot of people a huge litigation headache. The easy solution is always to take a license. But one of the first things I learned when I started to practice law was that if you never make the hard argument, you never win the hard argument.