Campbell University to offer patent law classes – a first for N.C. – Triangle Business Journal

http://m.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2014/07/21/campbell-university-to-offer-patent-law-classes.html?r=full

To be sure, when the terms “patent” and “lawyer” are anywhere near each other, the term “patent troll” is often not far behind. A recent MIT study found that patent lawsuits in the United States more than doubled from 2004 to 2012 to more than 5,000 annually that affected 12,600 defendants. Patent litigation cost startups at least $22 billion over the past five years in lost venture capital investment, according to the study.

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