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Protecting Your Intellectual Property from Patent Trolls

Patent Troll

From http://webrulon.com/dealing-with-trolls-on-your-blog/

Patent trolls aren’t imaginary monsters that live under a bridge (although they share some revolting characteristics). They’re worse … and they’re real.

A patent troll is a company or individual who owns or purchases a patent to charge other companies for infringing on their patent, making profit through settlements. Where patents were originally designed to prevent theft of intellectual property, it seems they’ve become a money-making weapon.

The worst part? It could be your money.

So, what harm does “trolling” really cause, and how can companies fight back?

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