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Life360 is a startup with a family-and-friends location service that’s on an upward path: the company boasts more than 33 million registered families, and it just acquired $50 million in new financing.
In the tech world, growing a company to a certain level inevitably attracts the attention of patent-holders of various types. So it’s no surprise that CEO Chris Hulls was confronted with an “invitation” to discuss licensing a patent last week—in fact, he says it’s either the fourth or fifth patent demand his company has faced.
But instead of paying up, Hulls found a special way to tell the patent-holders to take a hike:
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