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No. 1 Most Wanted

July 27, 2014

We wanted to direct our readers to an interesting blog post from the Wall Street Journal’s “Market Watch.” In sum, if you work in the ecommerce industry, and feel as though the problem of patent trolls is getting out of hand – you’re not alone. Fascinatingly, relying on data compiled by Patent Freedom, Market Watch reports that the retail industry has been the most targeted sector for patent trolls this year – a trend expected to continue through 2014. That puts retailers ahead of high-tech industries such as electronics.

Why? With patent trolls more of a threat to a particular way of operating (for example,  a particular website feature such as live chat) than to the next great product offering, retailers are more inclined to pay nuisance value settlements than to shoot their way out of a patent suit. And savvy plaintiffs know it.

Read what Market Watch has to say:

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