Citing non-existent foreign "trolls" to justify US patent reform is despicable dog whistle politics 30 Nov 14
The debate about patents and patent reform is taking a nasty turn in the United States. Over recent months, a series of articles have appeared in various online and printed publications discussing what are usually termed as government or state sponsored patent trolls. According to the authors of such pieces, these are entities established by foreign governments in order to leverage the patent system for their own selfish, predatory ends.
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