Google, DropBox, and others team up to cut patent trolls off at the source
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Despite its high profile in the tech world, patent trolling in which companies sue for damages over patents they don’t intend to use has been difficult to address. Reform efforts in Congress stalled earlier this year, when Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) failed to broker an agreement that would have raised the bar for sending patent infringement warnings and increased the risks for bringing a frivolous lawsuit. In the wake of this defeat, Google, DropBox, Canon, and others are forging a truce that they hope will stop trolls from building a patent arsenal.