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Can the cost of a patent lawsuit be dramatically reduced?

The average cost of a patent lawsuit versus a NPE is around $1.3M, which are all legal fees. Patent litigation is a long process, but in the end the discovery phase is where most of the money goes. ...
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% of patent troll cases in which prior art is relevant

Basically there are two scenarios of how patent trolls operate: Filing/buying obvious and broad patents, waiting until someone is using their invention, then suing companies Trying to patent an ...
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Is the following method a valid way to dodge some patent trolls?

Let's say I want to launch a product A in the US. It looks like many troll lawsuits are filed in the Eastern District of Texas and unfortunately many of them are won and then overturned on appeal by ...
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Map information - Providing info about a local business on a webpage (NPE) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Showing information about local businesses on a map on a webpage - This application from Abra Inc. seeks to patent the idea of...Showing website visitors a map containing ...
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Web-updated database with record distribution by email - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON a remotely updatable database with a user interface - This issued patent from 1998 is being used by a troll Data Distribution Technologies LLC to sue a variety of real estate ...
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who is the patent troll suing small companies on 5506866? which inventor sold the rights to them?

Who is the "Delaware-based" troll suing small companies on US5506866 currently? Who sold the rights to said troll?