House Panel Debates Limits On NPE Suits At ITC

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT) -- A U.S. House of Representatives panel appeared divided Tuesday about whether so-called patent trolls should be restricted from filing suit at the U.S. International Trade Commission, with some members saying such suits hurt U.S. businesses and others warning it is difficult to define a "troll."

The House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet heard from business leaders who said they are being victimized by ITC suits by nonpracticing entities and from former federal officials who said that claims such companies are abusing the trade...
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