Top Dems Slam Anti-'Patent Troll' Bill's Sweeping Changes

Law360, New York (November 19, 2013, 7:38 PM EST) -- High-ranking Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee said Tuesday that proposed modifications to a bill designed to cut down on frivolous lawsuits by so-called patent trolls did not allay their concerns that the bill would needlessly alter all patent litigation and meddle with the separation of powers.

Though Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., the committee’s ranking member, and Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., said an amendment proposed Monday to the Innovation Act made some improvements to the proposed law, they still had a problem with provisions imposing limits...
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