LePage Signs Harsher "Patent Trolls" Bill

AUGUSTA - Governor LePage signed a bill Tuesday that will make it harder for patent trolls to harass and extort money from Maine businesses.

These are people or companies that claim patents they hold are being infringed upon by other businesses and then threaten to sue them unless fees are paid.

 

The law will allow victims of these lawsuits to sue, and for the Attorney General to proceeds with action against patent trolls.

 

It will go into effect 90 days after the end of the Legislature.

Karina Bolster

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Karina joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in March of 2013. Raised as part of a military family, she likes to consider Massachusetts as her "home-base". Karina graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where she majored in Communications. From January 2012 to July 2012, Karina was a student reporter for New England Cable News (NECN) and would take part in a live shot every Tuesday for The Morning Show, covering topics from current events to the "Trophy Town" teams.

Karina also has a huge passion for sports. While in college she interned for New England Sports Network (NESN) as a “NESN Daily” intern, as well as the TD Garden, working in the control room for the Bruins and Celtics games. Also as a former college softball player, she loves staying active and looks forward to trying some of the sports the Bangor area has to offer!

Karina Bolster
ABC 7/FOX 22 Bangor
(207) 945-6457 X 3118

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