“Why don’t we talk to the guy and explain to him that we don’t infringe?”

Joe Mullin describes “how one software CEO tried to convince a patent troll to change his ways.” The tone of sweetness and light didn’t last long, however: “The conversation kept coming back to ‘if you pay us this much, we’ll go away,'” [Pegasystems CEO and founder Alan] Trefler said. “I concluded that was two hours of my life I’m not going to get back.” [Joe Mullin, ArsTechnica]

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