Call For Action: Stop Patent Trolls

Business owners across the country receive threatening demand letters and lawsuits alleging patent infringement based on the use of common business tools such as drop down menus or search alert functions on websites and even the scanner function on a copier!  The Berkshire MLS worked with NAR to pay (over $5,000 out of your dues) a “settlement” to these patent trolls, so Berkshire real estate firms weren’t individually sued for “searching by map”… These patent trolls buy vague patents and use them to turn everyday business practices into potential lawsuits.  It’s time to say ENOUGH!  Please take less than 1 minute to let your voice be heard, respond to the call-to-action! (you don’t have to be a Realtor to respond!)