New Bill Would Put 'Trolls' On Hook For Fees Up Front

Law360, New York (October 31, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT) -- So-called patent trolls who lose their lawsuits could be forced to pay the litigation costs of accused infringers and to post a bond at the outset of litigation to cover those costs, under the latest anti-patent troll bill introduced in the U.S. Senate Wednesday.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced the Patent Litigation Integrity Act, S. 1612, which would follow several other recent proposals by introducing a fee-shifting provision into patent law, requiring the losing party to pay its opponent's fees unless the court finds its conduct...
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