For inventors, patents are an essential protection against theft. But when patent trolls abuse the system by stockpiling patents and threatening lawsuits, businesses are forced to shell out tons of money.
Isn’t this pure extortion? Why isn’t the U.S. government doing something about this? Oh, they are lawyers. Not saying all lawyers are bad, but there surely are enough of them to ruin things for a lot of people.
This kind of shakedown isn’t new. A few years ago and wheelchair bound man and a lawyer where shaking down businesses in L.A. It’s disgusting. It’s thievery.