Crackdown On 'Patent Trolls' Spreads To Oregon

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 6:53 PM EST) -- Oregon on Monday became the latest state to begin considering a state law aimed at cracking down on so-called patent trolls, with the introduction of a bill in the state Senate that would make it a crime to allege patent infringement in bad faith.

The bill would make it a violation of the state's Unlawful Trade Practices Act to send a letter demanding that someone license a patent without identifying the patent or explaining why the recipient infringes. It would also be a violation to demand...
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