The Best of Inc.'s Feature Stories in 2013

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The Real Toll of Patent Trolls

Patent trolls come in many shapes and forms. They drain businesses of billions of dollars a year. And if you have a website--any website--you are a potential target.

In the February issue of Inc., Kris Frieswick breaks down how they have affected the American patent system, bringing wrath on small companies along the way. She meets founders whose companies have been targeted--and shaken down--by trolls, and also sheds light on what you need to know if they come after your business. Read it now.