Infographic: US Patent Trolls

Last week we discussed the brave move by the New Zealand government to rule that software would not be subject to patent rulings. But why is this such a big deal?

Well, it’s a big deal because there is big money involved in patent trolling and it is killing promising startups before they even have a chance to make it big, whether it be through license fee demands, legal fees or by discouraging potential investment.

Take a look at the infographic below to see just how much patent trolls are actually costing startups.


via Inc.

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