“Patent trolls” extort money by writing letters claiming that someone has stolen their patent. Attorney General Mark Herring has created a Patent Troll Unit to deal with a problem that costs the US economy $29 BILLION annually.
Kristen Osenga, a University of Richmond law professor specializes in patent law. She urges caution and serious investigation by the AG’s office.
She cited her work to understand why a company making semi conductor chips would stop making a product and instead license their work: