‘As a result, we faced the tough choice of defending ourselves against the frivolous patent claim and risking incurring millions in legal fees, devastating a company just getting on its feet. What makes this experience even more frustrating is that we invested heavily in the development of our own patent explicitly covering our business and products…’
If that is true, then all you have to do is notify the plaintiff and they will cut you lose or risk penalties from the court. These days courts are very quick to dismiss patent suits brought which even hint at being frivolous.
Don’t believe the lies of thieves. Just because they call it ‘reform’ doesn’t mean it is. Chances are if you lift the rock this defendant is sitting on you will find the same large multinational invention thieves at work -crawling to a dark corner. This is likely a window dressing ‘small entity’ used for affect. If not, a thief is a thief no matter the size.