Patent trolls demand ‘infringement’ fees

USA Today
James Bessen, School of Law

Jerry Tarrant, co-founder and chief operating officer of MyWebGrocer in Winooski, Vt., says he has spent more than $100,000 in attorney’s fees fending off letters from companies claiming MyWebGrocer was infringing on their patents…

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“Right now, patent trolls are squelching innovation. The more R&D you perform, the more likely you are to be sued. A company like Apple, they’re clobbered.”

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