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Apple complains of 'patent trolls'
Apple complains of 'patent trolls'

Turns out that for Apple Inc., being one of the most innovative companies on the planet does have at least one big drawback. The Cupertino, Calif., company says it is the No. 1 target for so-called patent trolls. In court and regulatory filings, Apple provided a rare look at the amount of litigation it is facing from companies whose main business involves threatening to file patent lawsuits against other companies unless they agree to make royalty payments. Apple has faced nearly 100 such lawsuits in the last three years, according to the documents. PHOTOS: Scenes from Apple's China Mobile launch Known as Patent Assertion Entities, or PAEs, these firms have been singled out by...

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