Patent Troll Abuses Overblown In Congress, Judges Say

By Jess Krochtengel (October 22, 2015, 5:55 PM EDT) -- Abusive patent litigation is less of a problem in the real world than it's presumed to be in media reports and in Congress, and patent litigation could be better streamlined not by Congressional intervention but by smart case management by judges, several judges said during a Thursday panel.

Judges speaking at a panel of the Eastern District of Texas Bench-Bar Conference said the horror stories of patent trolls shutting down businesses with abusive litigation don't jibe with what federal judges from across the country see in court, and they are concerned an overreaction by Congress would disrupt the courts and make...

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