Patent Troll Bill To Find Clear Path Through Congress

Law360, New York (October 23, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT) -- A bill introduced Wednesday aimed at cracking down on so-called patent trolls could be on a fast track to becoming law given its broad support from lawmakers and the Obama administration, experts say.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., introduced the Innovation Act, H.R. 3309, which combines many features included in other bills introduced this year to deal with abusive patent litigation. For instance, it would heighten pleading requirements and limit discovery in patent cases in an effort combat tactics by nonpracticing entities that have...
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