Business Costs Quadruple on Patent-Owner Claims: BGOV Barometer

Bloomberg: Business costs have risen more than fourfold since 2005 over royalty demands filed by patent owners seeking quick profits, a study by Boston University School of Law researchers shows. The BGOV Barometer shows companies face $29 billion in expenses from 5,842 infringement claims filed in 2011 by so- called non-practicing entities, patent owners using their rights to collect license fees instead of producing products.

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