EU Patent Court To Rein In Trolls, Despite Fears Of Abuse

Law360, New York (September 26, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. and other tech giants told the European Union on Thursday that the region's new Unified Patent Court may become a haven for so-called patent trolls, but intellectual property attorneys downplayed the fears, telling Law360 that the new court should have safeguards to prevent abuse by nonpracticing entities.

As a committee works on drafting rules for the Unified Patent Court, which will hear disputes over a newly created type of patent that is valid across Europe when it begins operations in 2015, Google, Apple Inc....
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