No Fast Relief From White House 'Patent Troll' Plan

Law360, New York (February 25, 2014, 8:53 PM EST) -- The Obama administration unveiled a slate of initiatives last week that it said would help crack down on so-called patent trolls, and attorneys say that while the efforts may help weed out vague patents favored by some trolls, the practical effect of the changes may not be seen for years.

The White House plans announced Thursday are largely focused on improving patent quality by giving patent examiners more training and encouraging the public to submit prior art that could prevent bad patents from being issued....
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