Use WiFi – Go to Jail

I exaggerate – the claim is a civil offense, not a criminal one, but this is still a new low for Patent Trolls. Innovatio IP, a non-practising entity (NPE, i.e. a business that doesn’t actually produce anything, but just sues people), is shaking down coffee shops, hotels and grocery stores for payments in the $2,300 – $5,000 range. “Nice business you got there, Mr. Hotelier. Be a shame if a passing lawyer broke all yer windows, wouldn’t it? Just a small payment to Bill Niro, and you won’t ‘ave no more worries.”

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