Patent trolls are a problem for startups and established companies alike, and recent cases have shown that no one is safe from their targeted extortion tactics. These lawsuits are not only a waste of money and time, but discourage companies from innovating or using new technologies to better serve their customers for fear of being sued.
Patent trolls first targeted major tech companies, but they have set their eyes on Realtors, internet companies and several other entrepreneurs and small business owners that help create jobs in our communities. Congress, and more specifically the Senate, must act to stop them now.
Read the full article from Pam Segars-Morris, president of the Alabama Association of Realtors, and Michael Beckerman, president and CEO of The Internet Association here.