Shining A Light on Trolls

Recently my local paper published a column I wrote on the subject of Patent Assertion Entities, or “patent trolls”.  Key takeaways:

  • If you’re not familiar with this problem, you need to be if for no other reason that its a drain on our economy and knowing about this sort of abuse is part of being an informed citizen.
  • One of the best things we can do when people engage in aberrent behavior is to expose their behavior to the world.  I’m not for a return to the stockades, but there is a time and place for public shaming, and the internet can be a great way to spread the word.
  • I tell (and link to) a perfect story about an entrepreneur who decided to fight back.  It is worth the read.

Click here for the full column.

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