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What You Need to Know About Patent Trolls

The Apple-Samsung courtroom clash is a magnified version of the intellectual-property battles currently roiling smaller companies in the tech space.

August 24, 2012

While Apple and Samsung duke it out in federal court for billions in damages and control over the global smartphone and tablet market, 01 Communique, a Mississauga, Ontario-based software firm with 15 full-time employees and annual revenues of less than $1 million, is waiting to hear from the U.S. Court of Appeals on a patent infringement suit it brought against LogMeIn, a remote access software company with 482 full-time employees and $119.5 million in 2011 revenues. Read more...

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