Expansion of AIA Reviews Dropped From 'Patent Troll' Bill

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 7:44 PM EST) -- A controversial proposal to expand a program providing for greater scrutiny of some patents has been scrapped from a bill before the House Judiciary Committee designed to target so-called patent trolls, according to a new version of the bill unveiled Monday.

With a markup on the Innovation Act approaching on Wednesday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., stripped the proposed legislation of a contentious provision that would have made the America Invents Act's business method patent review program permanent and allowed to be used against...
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