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Patent Troll by Bob MacNeil

Patent Troll

Artist: Bob MacNeil | Source:

The intended purpose of this LibGuide is to provide users with access to information concerning an existing weakness in U.S. Intellectual Property Patent Law that allows non-practicing firms to obtain U.S. patents for the sole purpose of targeting inventors, as well as small and large businesses, with patent infringement lawsuits. This exploitation of the patent system for pursuit of profit is not only detrimental to the U.S. economy, but also the spirit of innovation—a founding characteristic of the United States. 

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