Farm victim of ‘patent troll’ lawsuit

"Most such litigation settles fairly quickly due to cost pressures, rather than the merit of the allegations, said Daniel Nazer, senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit that defends “civil liberties in the digital world.”

Even the simplest patent lawsuit is rarely litigated through trial for less than $1 million, while bigger cases commonly cost more than $10 million, Nazer said.

“Patent litigation is sometimes called the sport of kings,” he said. “They tend to be complicated cases with experts and a lot of document discovery.”"