Patent Troll Crackdown Gets New Life In Congress

Law360, New York (February 5, 2015, 8:19 PM EST) -- The stalled effort to get tough on so-called patent trolls was revived in Congress on Thursday with the introduction of a bill that would make significant changes to patent law, including raising pleading standards, limiting discovery and requiring losing parties to pay their opponent's fees in many cases.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., introduced the Innovation Act, H.R. 9, a 60-page measure that is largely similar to another bill he sponsored with the same name that overwhelmingly passed the House in 2013, only to die in the Senate last spring.

Republican leaders in both the House and Senate have said that they...

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