Patent trolls are nameless, faceless entities that stifle innovation and progress. They don’t manufacture or sell any products, but serve exclusively to file lawsuits. Many companies, including local supermarkets, can’t afford the lawsuits and sometimes end up shutting their doors for good or settling to avoid paying legal fees.
The money spent in the courtroom would otherwise be used toward innovation and keeping Connecticut’s food prices low. Patent trolls are taking money right out of consumers’ pockets.
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