Generally, a troll is …

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/debunking-myths-about-patent-trolls/article/2575017

“Generally, a troll is a colloquial reference to those who seek to enforce patents opportunistically, relying on a weak or overbroad patent grant and often using a legal strategy typified by a demand letter offering settlement for relatively low dollars so a company will write a check instead of fighting on principle in court. It is a decades old, legally abusive shakedown of business, albeit with a new face.”

Bunk!

There’s a reason why those who make these sweeping accusations never support them with facts…they don’t exist. Rarely does anyone ever assert patents they know are questionable -for good reasons.

1. It can cost millions to assert. No one in their right mind would risk their hard fought capital on such a lark.
2. Contingent litigators, which is what most small entities use, are very picky about what cases they take because they don’t want to invest their time and money on a known loser and because if they did they would run the risk of being sanctioned by the court which could affect their reputation and all their future cases -so laws are already in place to deal with this highly unlikely situation.

The author is just another PR hack paid by large invention thieves. Don’t believe his lies.

http://www.ipi.org/authors/detail/bartlett-cleland

Bartlett Cleland is the managing principal at Madery Bridge Associates, LLC.  Bartlett is also the policy counsel for the Institute for Policy Innovation.’

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