Oregon passes bill against 'patent trolling'

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It is the second state in the country to do so.

“Patent trolls are companies that purchase patents and intimidate thousands of individuals and small businesses with the threat of a lawsuit,” said Sen. Jackie Winters, R-Salem, who sponsored the bill, which was introduced this session. “The aim is to extort cash from companies or individuals in order to make the threat of litigation go away.”

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