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Apple and others ask Europe to stop patent trolls ‘stifling innovation’

January 16, 2020

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple and 34 other multinationals have urged Europe to stop patent trolls from effectively blackmailing companies into licensing their claimed technology.

Patent assertion agencies threaten to ask courts for import bans on products found to infringe patents, making it risky for Apple and others to defend such cases even where the claim is weak.

The Financial Times reports that signatories to a letter to the European Commission include both tech giants and car manufacturers.

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