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Proposed FTC study on patent trolls pushes reform one step closer

Groups such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Consumer Electronics Association, and the Application Developers Alliance say that patent trolls, such as Lodsys, harm innovation by litigating in order to extort money from developers and companies based on generic software patents that they don’t even use for practical purposes. In recent months, similar sentiments have been expressed on Capitol Hill, where Congress is debating patent litigation reform, and even in the White House, where President Obama has come out against patent trolls.

Monday, September 30, 2013
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