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Tech firms are often confronted by nonpracticing entities (NPEs) that threaten them with dubious patents in hopes of reaching quick “cost of defense” type settlements. Because NPEs (by definition) do not practice the patents themselves—or even offer any product beyond a license to their patents—discovery and all its costs are essentially a one-way street. 

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