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RPX Search helping smaller businesses in the fight against patent trolls

As the first free online resource for all patent data, RPX Search can help companies research and evaluate NPE risk

Small businesses are more frequently becoming the targets of non-practicing entities (NPEs). Commonly referred to as “patent trolls,” NPEs charge businesses with patent infringement in order to extort money from them.

RPX, a provider of patent risk management solutions, has found that within the last year, 68 percent of the defendants involved in NPE cases were private companies and 61 percent had less that $100 million in revenue. Furthermore, according to the Wall Street Journal, the volume of NPE patent suits has increased almost 600 percent over the past five years.

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Jessica Liu

Jessica Liu is a sophomore at Haverford College, where she is majoring in political science. At InsideCounsel, she reports on news for the Women, Influence,...

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