Patent troll targets small businesses

Ars Technica:

When Steven Vicinanza got a letter in the mail earlier this year informing him that he needed to pay $1,000 per employee for a license to some “distributed computer architecture” patents, he didn’t quite believe it at first. The letter seemed to be saying anyone using a modern office scanner to scan documents to e-mail would have to pay—which is to say, just about any business, period.

This is just ridiculous. Someone has to stop these trolls from doing this.



  • http://mangochut.net/ mangochutney

    That’s frighteningly ridiculous. Good on those fighting back.