FTC's Ohlhausen Urges Caution On 'Patent Trolls'

Law360, New York (January 6, 2014, 4:11 PM EST) -- As lawmakers consider legislation to rein in litigation from so-called patent trolls, the Federal Trade Commission's Maureen Ohlhausen on Monday emphasized the need to move cautiously in addressing the controversial issue.

The U.S. House of Representatives has already passed a sweeping bill that would raise the standards for nonpracticing entities, less charitably known as patent trolls, to bring patent infringement litigation and the Senate is now considering the issue.

But on Monday, Ohlhausen urged caution in response to a question during a public chat on Twitter about whether Congress was rushing to address the issue before there was enough data....

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