Latest Anti-Troll Bill Could Reshape Patent Litigation

Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT) -- A draft bill aimed at restricting lawsuits filed by so-called patent trolls, released Monday by the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, includes requirements that would significantly change all patent litigation, including making complaints more complex and challenging to file, attorneys say.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., unveiled a 47-page discussion draft of a bill that proposes numerous changes to patent law, including raising the pleading requirements so that patent complaints would have to include details about accused products and how they allegedly infringe.

While Goodlatte has pitched his proposals as way to make it more difficult for nonpracticing...

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