he Coalition for Patent Fairness is continuing to draw attention to the many problems presented by patent trolls in the United States. Recently, the organization held a conference which attracted many industry representatives – ranging from those representing small businesses and larger companies.
“These organizations – large and small – are fed up. They’re sick and tired of patent assertion entities (PAEs), more commonly known as patent trolls, and their often baseless but costly attacks,” Alan Schoenbaum, general counsel at Rackspace, said in a recent blog post. “It’s a drain on innovation, a plague to all of technology and a drag on the economy.”
Among those most at risk from such litigation are small business end-users because hiring lawyers is difficult for them.
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