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The government and the courts are finally getting fed up with patent trolls - and stupid patents

Almost nobody disputes that America’s patent system is a mess, or that it’s been that way for an unconscionably long time. Overworked and misguided patent examiners issue patents for manifestly undeserving claims. An entire industry of patent trolls has sprung up to assemble patent rights and exploit...
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