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Public transit agencies deride ‘patent trolls’

June 28, 2013 • Business


FILE – In this Jan. 14, 2008 file photo, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., campaigns for re-election at a Metra commuter train station in Berwyn, Ill. Lipinski says public transit agencies nationwide are being targeted with questionable lawsuits by “patent trolls” that are squeezing settlements out of financially strapped public entities unable to mount legal defenses. Lipinski says at least 20 public transit agencies, including the Chicago area’s Metra, have been targeted. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — Public transit agencies nationwide are being targeted with questionable lawsuits by so-called patent trolls squeezing settlements out of financially strapped public entities unable to mount legal defenses against claims they are infringing on intellectual property protections, industry representatives Login to read more

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