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+ - Angry entrepreneur replies to patent troll with racketeering lawsuit->

Submitted by kintamanimatt
kintamanimatt (2674243) writes "Patent trolls are legal. Can one be nailed for extortion? One man is betting yes.

"There's a lot of outrageous stories, but everyone's so damn afraid of coming forward—It's like going against the Mafia," he said. But the idea that trolls may retaliate against those who speak out is overblown, he thinks. "If they want to try to teach me a lesson, go for it. This will be my retirement. I'll fight them."

The patent troll's attorney also made the claim that calling someone a "patent troll" was actually a "hate crime" under “Ninth Circuit precedent" and threatened to file criminal charges—unless they settled the civil case immediately, apologized, and gave financial compensation to the troll. The offer was "good until close of business that day.""

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