Friday, July 22, 2016Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring at VWCC
Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum at Virginia Western Community College this morning featuring Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring.
Herring said he is a pro-business attorney general. One of his topics strayed a bit from his safety initiatives and drifted into what are called “patent trolls” who prey on small businesses.
Patent trolls accuse small businesses of infringing on patents they own. These are actors who buy or acquire sometimes through bankruptcy or auction patents for the sole purpose of becoming a suing machine. They engage in no commerce and are well-funded.
Small businesses receiving a “cease