Top Judge Warns Of Havoc If Anti-'Patent Troll' Bill Passes

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 6:03 PM EST) -- A bill aimed cracking down on so-called patent trolls would weaken the patent system and drive up litigation costs, so lawyers must speak out to stop it from becoming law, the former chief judge of the Federal Circuit said at a conference Monday.

Judge Paul Michel, who retired from the Federal Circuit in 2010, sharply criticized the Innovation Act, which is set for a vote by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, in his keynote speech at Fordham Law School's IP Summit, saying it would "do...
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