Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley looks to slay patent trolls

Says frivolous lawsuits drag down innovation and violate consumer protection laws

Martha Coakley, Massachusetts Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate

The patent troll problem has caught the attention of both the federal government and the states as well. Many state attorneys general have taken an aggressive stance on the patent troll issue, and AGs from Nebraska, Vermont and Missouri will be discussing the patent troll problem at a roundtable event in New York City on Feb. 4. One attorney general who has thrown the weight of her office into dealing with the trolls is Martha Coakley. She recently sat down with Bernard Nash, partner in the state attorneys general practice at Dickstein Shapiro to discuss the topic.


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