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How one small business fought and survived a patent troll

Capstone Photography is a small business based in Connecticut. The family-owned and veteran-operated retailer has a nationwide network of photographers that deliver high quality photos for sporting events. This concept served as a perfect target for a patent troll, which alleged that the company infringed on a patent that was an important part of the business — enabling customers to search for their photos online. Watch as Michael Skelps, owner and general manager of Capstone Photography, explains how one patent troll ground his business to a halt, nearly forcing him to close his doors in the process.


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