This piece, by ACI’s Alan Daley, discusses the problems caused by patent trolls and the alarming rise in state-sponsored patents trolls. The piece can be read in its entirety at Real Clear Policy — http://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2013/10/05/the_rise_of_state-sponsored_patent_trolls_675.html.
With over 20 years in the communications industry, Alan has collaborated on policy development with elected officials and government professionals. He launched two successful businesses; one in mobile communications devices and earlier, a software writing consultancy specializing in financial and economic analysis. He wrote several books on software and technology. He writes on state and national economic policy, regulation, finance and other topics from a consumer perspective.