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Maybe Patent Trolls Aren’t So Evil After All
By Raymond P. Niro, Niro, Haller & Niro
The long-awaited Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on NPE litigation actually proves that all the noise coming from Silicon Valley about patent trolls is just that — noise. It is propaganda implementing a plan to run individual inventors out of business. First, and most importantly, the GAO report showed that NPEs are not responsible for the spike in patent litigation. Indeed, NPEs account for only 20 percent — that's right, 20 percent — of all patent suits. So, if Congress fixes the so-called patent litigation problems by focusing on NPEs, it will fix only 20 percent of the problem..
*This article appeared in the March 2015 issue of les Nouvelles.