Vt. Legislature Passes Bill Targeting Patent Trolls

Law360, New York (May 21, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT) -- As the U.S. Congress considers several bills aimed at so-called patent trolls, one state is getting in on the act as well: The Vermont Legislature recently passed a bill that would allow companies to sue patent owners that allege infringement in bad faith.

The bill, which passed both houses of the state Legislature on May 10 and has yet to be signed into law by Gov. Peter Shumlin, sets out several circumstances that it deems bad faith assertions of patent infringement, such as sending a license...
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