Startup Industry Is Creating New Litigation Tools

Law360, New York (February 10, 2014, 12:18 PM EST) -- Evidence suggests that emerging companies are more frequently becoming the target of patent litigation suits. According to one recent study, 55-75 percent of companies sued by nonpracticing entities earn under $10 million in revenue per year.[1] Founders of startups are more and more likely to face suits as they look to commercialize new ideas, and in response, they are developing creative ways to defend themselves, and even counterattack.

Kate Doerksen is the co-founder of Ditto (Ditto.com), a website that allows customers to try on eyewear virtually by using the customer’s computer-camera. Less than a year after launching its website, Ditto was...

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