Wide-Ranging 'Patent Troll' Bill Floated By Top Lawmakers
By Ryan Davis (May 24, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT) -- The rapidly-growing number of bills in Congress aimed at cracking down on so-called patent trolls expanded again Thursday when the leaders of the House and Senate judiciary committees unveiled comprehensive legislation that includes features from other bills introduced in recent weeks.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. and his Senate counterpart, Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., whose committees have jurisdiction over patent legislation, said they were circulating the 38-page proposal as a discussion draft to start debate on how to address abusive litigation tactics by nonpracticing entities.
Among other things, the draft bill would impose stricter pleading requirements on patent complaints, limit...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!