Congress Asked To Curb Patent Trolls' Use Of Demand Letters

Law360, Washington (November 6, 2013, 5:19 PM EST) -- Congress should include measures curbing the use of demand letters in their proposed bills aimed at limiting the alleged abuses of so-called patent trolls, more than 20 trade groups including retailers and restaurateurs said in a letter sent Tuesday to both congressional judiciary committees. 

The groups, including the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the National Retail Federation and the National Restaurant Association, told the House and Senate judiciary committees that demand letters threatening patent litigation are becoming increasing problems for their members.

"Patent trolls are increasingly...
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