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A troll is

someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online forum, chat room or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[1]

Patent Edit

A troll is

in the patois of the patent community, are entities that hold patents for the primary purpose of enforcing them against alleged infringers, often exacting outsized licensing fees on threat of litigation.[2]

References Edit

  1. Larry Clavette, Social Media and the Air Force V (Nov. 2009) (full-text).
  2. Halo Elecs., Inc. v. Pulse Elecs., Inc., 579 U.S. __, 136 S. Ct. 1923, 1935 (2016) (full-text).

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