How patent trolling went mainstream

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Michael Meurer, School of Law

Last year, small companies began receiving threatening letters from firms with inscrutable names, such as AdzPro LLC, AllLed LLC and GosNel LLC…

Expert quote:

“The most basic problem when I look at a patent is that I don’t know who owns it. When I get a demand letter from somebody, the right assumption is that these guys must own some patents. Are they going to tell me which patents they own? They don’t have to.”

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