New Anti-'Troll' Bill Would Widen Biz Method Review

Law360, New York (July 22, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT) -- A bill introduced in Congress on Monday would expand a program used to scrutinize business method patents with a goal of making it more difficult to assert "overly broad" patents, as the stack of legislation aimed at cracking down on so-called patent trolls continues to grow.

Rep. Darrell Issa, D-Calif., and Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., introduced the Stopping the Offensive Use of Patents Act, or the STOP Act, H.R. 2766. Under the bill, just about any business method patent could be reviewed under a program created...
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