Bill Targeting 'Patent Trolls' Sails Through House

Law360, New York (December 5, 2013, 4:22 PM EST) -- A bill designed to crack down on so-called patent trolls easily passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, with a new provision that requires patent holders to identify their ultimate parent entity when filing lawsuits in order to discourage litigants from hiding behind shell companies.

The Innovation Act, H.R. 3309, sailed through the House by a vote of 325 to 91, sending the legislation to the U.S. Senate, where the Judiciary Committee is expected to take up the legislation before the end of the year. The...
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