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Patent trolls: Extortion at the expense of innovation

An unforeseen burden has plagued Connecticut businesses over the last decade. Between 2005 and 2015, a practice known as "patent trolling" has increased fivefold. Patent trolls use vaguely written patents to threaten or file frivolous lawsuits against their victims, mostly small and medium-sized business owners. Then they take advantage of the extremely high cost of patent litigation to force settlements, even when the victim knows they've done nothing wrong. For the last four years the company where I work, KAYAK, has been battling a lawsuit brought by a patent troll called Source Search Technologies.

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