Analysis

Mass. Patent Troll Bill May Be Just A Superfluous Solution

Law360, Boston (February 8, 2019, 8:10 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts state senator recently filed his second attempt at bringing patent troll regulations to the Bay State, but industry insiders tell Law360 the bill amounts to a solution in search of a problem, arguing patent trolling has not done much to hamper the state's innovation economy.

State Sen. Eric Lesser, a Democrat from western Massachusetts, submitted a revised patent troll bill aimed at stopping bad-faith patent assertion letters in January after a similar measure was vetoed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker last summer. Lesser said he aimed to address concerns the governor had, namely that the bill could inadvertently sweep...

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