In mythology, trolls hide under a bridge, ready to pounce on unsuspecting travelers. Trolls are ugly creatures on the Internet, too, intent on sucking pleasure out of good people’s lives. Trolls are no better in the world of patent law. American businesses are being beset by patent trolls who use flaws in our current patent laws to attack companies, large and small, in nearly every economic sector. Businesses are unexpectedly being beset by patent trolls who confront them with letters demanding payment for alleged patent infringement. Even though the companies have done nothing wrong, they are faced with two poor choices – to pay the troll a settlement amount or to pay legal fees to challenge the unfounded allegation.
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