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"Patent trolls": How some say they're hurting U.S. economy

EFF IN THE NEWS
January 8, 2013

 Companies like Uniloc are often called "patent trolls." They don't invent anything, or sell anything, they simply stockpile patents and make their money by threatening lawsuits.

Julie Samuels, a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said, "What we see with the trolls is that they take advantage of someone -- you know, weaknesses in the system."

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