Last week, Google announced the “Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge,” saying that it pledges not to sue any user, distributor or developer of open-source software on specified patents, unless first attacked.

Today, Google took to its Public Policy Blog to declare, “It’s time to take action against patent trolls and patent privateering.”

The company submitted comments with BlackBerry, EarthLink and Red Hat to the FTC and DoJ regarding what is deemed as “the growing harm caused by patent assertion entities”.

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