The digital age has opened countless new opportunities for businesses, but also new possibilities for fraud and for companies to make a profit from dubious business practices. Lawsuits are becoming prevalent in which one company opens a business litigation case against another due to nothing more than patent infringement. Patent assertion entities (PAEs), also known as "patent trolls," are companies that take licensing fees from other businesses, without actually making products from their patents.
Businesses of all shapes and sizes have to be vigilant to make sure that their trade secrets stay that way: secret and out of the hands of potential competitors. Keeping that in mind, one technology company has recently had to resort to business litigation in order to protect its intellectual property.