With a "loser pays" rule, the loser of a court case would have to pay the legal costs of the case.
This greatly favours big rich companies because the legal costs of one court case can't bankrupt them, as it can a small- or medium-sized business.
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- http://www.geekwire.com/2013/microsofts-patent-tracker-push-transparency/ "Microsoft is also asking the U.S. Patent Office to increase its standards for patent reviews, and advocating a “loser pays” system for curbing frivolous lawsuits."
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