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February 05, 2010



NPEs, or so-called patent trolls, are merely the natural, and perhaps inevitable, result of our current patent system. Can anyone really blame them for obtaining valuable assets and then figuring out how to profit from those assets? The truth is that they're actually the envy of many CEOs. Many in the anti-troll crowd -- i.e., multi-national corporations -- seem to be angriest about the fact that, due to the trolls' aggressive patent enforcement tactics, the big businesses can no longer get away with infringing for free.
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