Patent trolls want $1,000â€”for using scanners | Ars Technica
Rohit Khare stashed this in Startups
New low in trolling â€” shaking down end-users, and not even having the b*lls to file real lawsuits and defend their position in court.
As with most trolls, the best strategy is to ignore:
Her study of startups targeted by patent trolls found that when confronted with a patent demand, 22 percent ignored it entirely. Compare that with the 35 percent that decided to fight back and 18 percent that folded. Ignoring the demand was the cheapest option ($3,000 on average) versus fighting in court, which was the most expensive ($870,000 on average).