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Consistent damages law would deal with trolls

Michael Loney, New York

Applying the existing US damages law consistently would go a long way to reducing the troll problem, it was argued during a web seminar entitled Patent Trolls & Damages held by Managing IP in association with LexisNexis

Eric Bensen, an IP author and consultant, said that damages awards are too often out of proportion to the value of the patent.

Bensen also pointed to "substantial inconsistencies" in patent law such as:

– whether the smallest scalable unit...

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