4 Differences In The House And Senate Patent Troll Bills

Law360, New York (April 30, 2015, 9:17 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have now both introduced legislation designed to curb abusive patent litigation, and while the bills are similar in many ways, there are some key differences between them, especially in the contentious area of fee-shifting. Here, attorneys discuss how the bills diverge and what to watch for as debate in Congress heats up.

The Innovation Act, H.R. 9, introduced in the House in February, and the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act, or PATENT Act, S.1137, introduced in the Senate on Wednesday, would both limit discovery in patent cases, raise pleading standards and stay suits...

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