Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring recently established the Patent Troll Unit, delivering another serious blow to “bad faith” claims of patent troll activity. These predatory practices stifle innovation and small business growth by abusing the U.S. patent system.
In 2010, David Bloom founded Ordrx, an app that enables restaurants to share their menu and take orders from many apps and websites. Ordrx quickly attracted customers, investors and press. At its height, David employed eight people. Then his company was sued by a patent troll with an active practice of suing companies of all varieties.