House Panel Calls For Action On Patent Trolls

Law360, New York (March 14, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT) -- Members of a House Judiciary Committee panel said Thursday that legislation is needed to rein in lawsuits by so-called patent trolls and debated proposals for addressing the issue that included creating a "loser pays" system for some patent cases and putting limits on discovery.

Several members of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet expressed support for the recently introduced Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes Act, or Shield Act, which would require patent assertion entities defined as trolls to cover the litigation...
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