Patent Litigation Report Falls Short On NPE Activity

Law360, New York (August 26, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT) -- For almost a decade now, technology companies and intellectual property commentators have expressed concern over the increase in patent litigation by nonpracticing entities (“NPEs”) — patent owners that did not invent the patented technology and do not practice the patented technology themselves by manufacturing a product. More commonly known as “patent trolls,” NPEs have recently become the focus of numerous bills introduced in Congress. These bills uniformly seek to make patent litigation by NPEs more difficult. Although each bill proposes a different solution, they all proceed...
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