To see a brief and concise yet thorough analysis of this concern, visit recent post published by " Walker Benett,Sf Author" on gather.com titled "Patent Trolls want $1,000-for using scanners". Just click on "Posts" when you access his blog.
He explains how small and mid-size businesses are being robbed and sued for no more than using business machines in the manner they were intended and sold to perform and how ANY business that copies a pdf file on scanner and e-mails it is wide wide open to law suit swindle by extortionists in underhanded patent procedeures giving patent to some who are attempting often successfully to extort $1000 or more per employee for operating the use of business machines as intended.
With this causing large scale expense and unnecessary extortion costs to business, not only are we allowing continuing damage to tax revenue income, but also damaging rent and new employment numbers, and also investment income, etc.
Only one reasonable possible outcome: Fix IMMEDIATELY! Otherwise needless infuriation of tax base and citizenry occurs needlessly.
With you demonstating a 2013 motto attitude of "Business First", I feel confident you will remedy this situation in a timely manner. God Bless You and Yours, and Us and ours. Later, :}|