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David V. Goliath

Inventors invent. Big companies steal. And you can't fight it because you don't have the money to win--or can you?

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This story appears in the November 1999 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Big companies stealing inventors' ideas isn't news. But lone inventors winning large judgments against those companies is.

Historically, individual inventors don't sue major corporations for one reason: They don't have deep enough pockets to pay for protracted and expensive legal battles.

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