3 Ways To Help Hospitality Cos. Facing 'Patent Trolls'

Law360, New York (December 13, 2013, 4:16 PM EST) -- Restaurants and hotels across the country increasingly are targets for so-called patent trolls accusing them of infringing technology patents.

Legislation currently working its way through Congress aims to curb abusive lawsuits from nonpracticing entities that hold patents without manufacturing anything, as well as a U.S. Supreme Court case that could give defendants a new leg to stand on. But in the meantime, experts expect the recent wave of patent troll suits to continue hitting restaurants and other companies, making it important for hospitality attorneys to have...
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