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Good business for the lawyers I suppose? I often wonder if this is good for business or as I suspect discourages start-ups?


Any <first we hang all the lawyers> mouse


http://sync.sympatico.ca/news/patent_lawsuits_now_dominated_...

Patent lawsuits now dominated by "trolls": study

Sarah McBride
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - For the first time, individuals and companies that do not themselves make anything - commonly known as "patent trolls" - are bringing the majority of U.S. patent lawsuits, according to a study by a California law professor.


The sharp increase in this type of lawsuit serves as a milestone likely to exacerbate the tension over patent issues and increase calls for patent reform and scrutiny of the system.

This year, about 61 percent of all patent lawsuits filed through December 1 were brought by patent-assertion entities, or individuals and companies that work aggressively and opportunistically to assert patents as a business model rather than build their own technology,...
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