Michael Churchman

Founder of Rocky Mountain Radar, an automotive electronics company

Michael Churchman developed an automotive device that sounded an alert if you drove too fast into a turn — an important safety feature for new drivers — but was shocked when he was sued by a patent troll that owned a patent on a toy sword. The resulting litigation nearly cost as much as the salary for an employee on their assembly line, and would have caused the company to close its doors if the troll had won.

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