Trolling Effects

Trolling Effects


We worked with the Electronic Frontier Foundation to rapidly develop and launch Trolling Effects, a site for collecting demand letters issued to people by potential patent trolls. The majority of the site was developed over a three week period in July 2013. Its key features are:

  • Allowing anyone to upload a demand letter and selecting what specific information they would like redacted.
  • A workflow for staff to publish and redact demand letters.
  • OCR and full text search of demand letter PDFs.
  • Aggregating specific patent information from 3rd party sources.


Listing of all demand letters by an individual company.
Screenshot of a demand letter page.
Screenshot of FAQ page.