New Anti-Troll Bill Would Raise Patent Pleading Standard

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT) -- Two congressmen introduced legislation Wednesday that would heighten pleading requirements for patent suits and restrict discovery, the latest bill in a slew of proposals aimed at cracking down on so-called patent trolls.

The Patent Litigation and Innovation Act, or H.R. 2639, was introduced by Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., and Blake Farenthold, R-Texas. It is the sixth piece of legislation unveiled this year dealing with concerns about patent trolls, and features some provisions that were included in the earlier bills.

Jeffries said in a statement that Congress...
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