All I ever wanted was to start a humor website. But the patent trolls won't let me
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When you start a business you have to do due diligence, like finding out what due diligence is. From what I’ve gathered, it’s exactly like diligence except it requires people to say “do due,” which I’m guessing amuses the business community.
I also found out that if I’m going to start a humor website–which I’m considering, since there are not enough websites–I’m going to have to deal with patent trolls. These are entities that don’t actually make products but own patents for vague ideas and send out mass letters threatening to sue unless you pay them. There are a lot of them, mostly because while the federal government issued fewer than 78,000 patents a year from 1966 to 1986, it has handed out more than 250,000 in each of the past two years.