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Patent Trolls Working Overtime

The trolls are still at it. In spite of the fact that the Supreme Court was busy ruling against them last year – between January and June it ruled against patent holders six times – the number of cases being brought by non-practicing entities (NPE), which is one measure of a troll, continues to rise. According to a report published in June by patent defense organization UnifiedPatents, there will be about eight thousand tech related patent disputes this year, with over six thousands of these expected to go to trial.