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Rep. DeFazio offers plan to defang 'patent trolls'

"A patent troll uses patents as legal weapons, instead of actually creating any new products or coming up with new ideas," the Electronic Frontier Foundation says. "Instead, trolls are in the business of litigation (or even just threatening litigation). They often buy up patents cheaply from companies down on their luck who are looking to monetize what resources they have left, such as patents."

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Oregonian

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