House Panel Wary Of 'Patent Troll' Demand Letter Bill

A bill aimed at cracking down on misleading demand letters sent by so-called patent trolls was met with a cool reception by a U.S. House of Representatives panel on Wednesday, with several members saying they were concerned it would be too difficult to enforce.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee heard opening statements about the measure, unveiled last week by Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., in advance of a markup scheduled for Thursday morning. The comments by the panel members suggested the bill may face hurdles clearing...

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