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(Washington Post)   Vermont legislators watch Drew's TED talk, pass law outlawing patent trolling   ( divider line
    More: Hero, TED Talks, San Jose, plain, legislators, competition law, Vermont General Assembly, USPTO  
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2013-05-23 10:53:42 AM  
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A cursory analysis says that this bill doesn't apply to legitimate patent trolls (I know that sounds like an oxymoron), but only the Prenda Law-style "shotgun out a million vague threatening letters, with offers to settle for $5000". Any legitimate patent troll (there's that phrase again) would include their patent number, attempt to open negotiations rather than just a "give us $5k or we sue", and only target people that they reasonably think could infringe the patent.
2013-05-23 10:43:44 AM  
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1) Yeah, there is this little thing called federal preemption Vermont. But hey, I like your gumption

2) headline already gets me one square!
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