Restaurant industry steps up in debate over patent trolls

Restaurant industry steps up in debate over patent trolls

NRA’s Dawn Sweeney voices concerns about rising litigation

Calling patent trolls a growing threat to economic growth, Dawn Sweeney, president and chief executive of the National Restaurant Association, voiced the organization's continuing support for legislative proposals to keep them in check earlier this week.

Sweeney’s comments kicked off the “Great Patent Debate,” a discussion in Washington, D.C., among business leaders and lawmakers on how to address patent assertion entities, or PAEs, which was sponsored b

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