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Attorney General’s Patent Troll Unit

“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.