States Hold the Sword to Force “Patent Trolls” Back Under their Bridges

Patent trolls are generally seen as drains on the economy, as they make no marketable product and survive only by drawing funds away from other legitimate businesses. While the federal government has taken steps toward combating patent trolls, much of the legwork is being done at the state level. This Note argues that the states are the proper platform through which to combat patent trolls, as states are in the position to best balance legal assertions of patent rights with the protection of businesses from patent trolls on a local level.

The full text of this Note is available to download as a PDF.