Generally, patent trolls, also known as “non-practicing entities,” are entities that file and own patents without practicing the patented invention. Those entities then lie in wait until they have the opportunity to threaten lawsuits against businesses and entrepreneurs, demanding licensing fees for their patents’ use. For instance, some retailers who provide customers with free Wi-Fi internet have recently been threatened with lawsuits because an entity has alleged that such service violates their patent.
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In addition to Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas. He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time. Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer.