Cisco Calls Patent Trolls Racketeers

Cisco Systems Inc. has unveiled a new strategy for dealing with so-called patent trolls: accuse them of breaking the law.

The networking-equipment maker has captured the attention of patent experts and lawyers across the country by filing strongly worded legal claims against two companies that buy up patents and seek to make money from them through licensing and litigation.

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