Mass. State Senator Files 2nd Attempt At Patent Troll Bill

Law360, Boston (January 18, 2019, 9:24 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts state senator is taking another swing at implementing measures to protect companies from patent trolls, telling Law360 on Friday his newly filed bill has a better chance to pass after the governor vetoed a similar measure last summer.

Eric Lesser, a Democrat from Longmeadow, Massachusetts, submitted his revised bill Thursday, the day before the deadline for the new legislative session. He said this version is not very different from the measure Republican Gov. Charlie Baker nixed in 2018, but said the new bill includes more “compromise language” designed to ease the fears of Baker and some of the larger...

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