What to do if you’re sued by a patent troll

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01/13/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

Brokerages in Texas are being hit with lawsuits from patent trolls. TAR and NAR continue to work to end the frivolous suits from these non-producing entities; however, if you receive a demand letter or are sued by these non-producing entities, call the Texas Association of REALTORS® Legal Hotline at 800-873-9155.

Learn more about patent trolls and the efforts to reform such litigation in this PDF and at realtor.org.

Categories: Legal
Tags: patent trolls, lawsuits, demand letters


Greg Foster on 01/13/2015

I had one of these trolls contact me by phone a few years ago whining about a link I had on my site.  It was a one line sentence of a home improvement show promo that linked to the show’s site.  My webmaster, who ran Legal Directories publishing co. at the time, told me that was acceptable formatting.  I never heard anymore from them.

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