Vermont Becomes First State to File 'Patent Troll' Suit

, The National Law Journal


Vermont has become the first state in the nation to file a so-called "patent troll" lawsuit, taking action Wednesday against a company that has written to a number of businesses claiming patents to technology that attaches scanned documents to e-mails over company computer networks.

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  • Rich Cassidy

    Way to go, Attorney General Sorrell.

  • Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C.

    Three cheers for AG Sorrell and Vermont lawmakers for cracking down on shamelessly parasitic trolls. Their anti-troll actions are hereby nominated for a "Points of Light" citation in the next edition of my organization's annual Judicial Hellholes report due for release in December.

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