White House Unveils Plan To Combat Patent Trolls

Law360, New York (February 20, 2014, 9:08 PM EST) -- The Obama Administration on Thursday unveiled a host of executive actions aimed at improving patent quality and getting tough on so-called patent trolls, including more technical training for patent examiners and a website designed to aid small businesses sued by nonpracticing entities.

At a White House event to announce the new initiatives, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said they were intended to help companies focus on driving innovation, "not wasting money in courtrooms," but conceded that the executive branch could only do so much on its own....
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