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'Patent trolls' live to sue -- but they only file 20% of patent suits
'Patent trolls' live to sue -- but they only file 20% of patent suits

One of Silicon Valley's favorite hobbies is complaining endlessly about the rise of "patent trolls" and how they're destroying innovation. And by patent troll, we mean a company that doesn't make anything but just owns a bunch of patents and uses them to sue the pants off real companies that make real products and employ real people. PHOTOS: Top smartphones of 2013  Valley companies have argued that patent trolls are responsible for a big spike in patent litigation.  That's not quite true.  The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released a report that was commissioned as part of a patent reform bill passed in 2011. The report is...

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