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Patent Troll Protection Needed


Patent trolls cost companies $12.2 billion in litigation in 2014 - image"Our country demands innovation. In an era of increasing globalization and competing economies, much is expected from the inventors and entrepreneurs among us. Why, then, do we continue year after year surrendering to patent trolls who have demonstrated a callous willingness to manipulate our patent system, crush innovation and harm our economy? It’s time to set aside the rhetoric and politics. Congress must reform our broken patent system."

Read Ames business owner Al Meyer's recent guest editorial in the Ames Tribune about how his company, Ag Leader Technology, was a victim of abusive patent litigation and how the system needs reformed.