Congress Must Stand with Innovators Against Patent Trolls
Katie Johnson, General Counsel for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® — As Seen in The Hill
Technology is a vital part of the real estate business, where faster and more convenient service – including interactive maps that allow potential home-buyers to find properties and even the provision of Wi-Fi – can mean the difference between a long and arduous search and helping someone quickly locate their dream home. However, in providing these services, real estate professionals can become top targets for those who abuse loopholes in the patent system to file frivolous litigation, many times based on weak patents that never should have been granted in the first place.
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