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Ascent of the ‘patent troll’ (access required)

City bus systems are the newest targets of companies that vacuum up patents and turn them into lawsuits

Waiting for a Capital Area Transit bus that’s running late in Raleigh? Regular riders know they can track its whereabouts. There’s an app for that. There’s a patent for that too, and it doesn’t belong to the city – at least that’s the claim made by ArrivalStar S.A., a Luxembourg-based company that has, in recent years, filed more than 100 patent infringement lawsuits arising out of the use of package and other tracking devices.

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