New Patent Troll Bill Gets High Marks From Attys

By Ryan Davis (February 27, 2013, 8:47 PM EST) -- Patent trolls that lose in court would be required to pay the full legal costs of accused infringers under legislation introduced Wednesday that attorneys say is more likely to discourage frivolous litigation and gain support from lawmakers than a similar bill introduced last year.

The Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes Act of 2013, or Shield Act, defines a troll as a patent owner who did not do the inventing behind the patent and does not exploit it by making a product. A patent owner that fits those criteria and loses an infringement case would be on the hook for its...

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