Patent infringement claims plague restaurant chains

Patent infringement claims plague restaurant chains

Congress is moving to increase transparency and stem frivolous lawsuits.

When White Castle’s Jamie Richardson testified in front of Congress last November, he became the unofficial spokesman for a growing number of businesses dealing with questionable companies claiming patent infringements.

In his testimony, Richardson, vice president of government and shareholder relations at Columbus, Ohio-based White Castle Systems Inc., laid out how patent assertion entities, or PAEs, commonly referred to as patent trolls, had sent intentionally vague a

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