Extracting a Toll From a Patent ‘Troll’

But by one count, more than 60 percent of all patent suits are now filed by non-practicing entities, up from 19 percent in 2006. And that does not count suits that are threatened but never filed because the target agrees to a settlement that would be cheaper than fighting the case.

via Extracting a Toll From a Patent ‘Troll’ – NYTimes.com.

Yes it is a problem that is accelerating and needs to be taken care of. The rest of the article briefly touches on a move the Supreme Court is considering, that makes when a patent troll loses they end up paying quite a lot instead of walking away scott-free like they do now.

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