Pa. Bill Aims To Curb Frivolous Patent Suits

Law360, Philadelphia (February 5, 2014, 1:27 PM EST) -- A group of state legislators introduced legislation on Tuesday aimed at reducing the number of frivolous patent lawsuits faced by Pennsylvania companies by requiring challengers to post bonds and send structured demand letters to entities they believe may have infringed on their intellectual property.

Sen. Robert Tomlinson, R-Bucks, said the measure would help to protect Pennsylvania-based companies from potential patent trolls by setting out guidelines for courts to follow when considering whether claims were brought in bad faith and by allowing companies to sue challengers in...
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