Patent Legislation Has Uncertain Path In Trump Presidency

Law360, New York (November 10, 2016, 8:13 PM EST) -- Legislation aimed at curbing abusive patent litigation, which has been pending in Congress for several years, is likely to stall once President-elect Donald Trump takes office, attorneys say, since his views on patent law are largely unknown and the issue will be low on his agenda.

Measures that would restrict where patent suits can be filed or require more detailed infringement allegations have had support in Congress and from outgoing President Barack Obama and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Trump said almost nothing about intellectual property on the campaign trail, however.

As a result, bills like the Innovation Act and the Venue...

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