‘bad actors shaking down mom and pop main street small businesses’
Rarely if ever does this happen for several reasons. As you said few if any patent holders send out cease and desist letters and haven’t for at least a few years. The law changed. Doing so will almost certainly land you in a distant juris in a DJ action.
All these fictionalized issues by large multinational infringers is a shell game to divert Congress and others away from their theft. Just because they call it ‘reform’ doesn’t mean it is.
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