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'Stand Up to the Demand' campaign fights patent trolls

Conversant launched its new campaign in order to help targeted companies fend off demand letters from patent trolls

Patent trolls and bad demand letters have become an increasing problem for businesses in the United States. In order to combat this problem, Conversant Intellectual Property Management, a patent licensing company, launched is new campaign Stand Up to the Demand.

Bad demand letters have been aimed at small- to medium- sized businesses, hurting them through settlement fees and legal costs. The patent trolls send demand letters, often hundreds at a time, with little or no evidence that the companies are “infringing” their patents. Then the patent troll demands a “licensing fee” anywhere from $1,000 to $50,000 U.S. dollars or more claiming a patent infringement lawsuit could be more fiscally damaging.

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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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