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The FTC Wants to Help Shut Down Patent Trolls

The Federal Trade Commission released a study of "Patent Assertion Entities" last week, which provides one of the most comprehensive overviews of PAEs, or, as they're popularly known, patent trolls, based on five years of non-public PAE data. The FTC's study confirms what most of us have long known:......
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