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Patent Lawsuits Transit Agencies

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., campaigns for re-election in 2008 at a Metra commuter train station in Berwyn, Ill. Lipinski says public transit agencies nationwide are being targeted with questionable lawsuits by "patent trolls" that are squeezing settlements out of financially strapped public entities unable to mount legal defenses.

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