CORRECTED: Troll Bill Threatens To Weaken All Patents, GCs Say

By Ryan Davis (March 27, 2015, 8:35 PM EDT) -- In-house counsel for IBM Corp., United Technologies Corp. Aerospace Systems, and others said at a conference Friday that they are worried that a bill in Congress aimed at thwarting so-called patent trolls will actually weaken all patents and hurt their business.

The Innovation Act, which is under consideration in the House of Representatives, contains a number of provisions that could make it difficult for legitimate companies to enforce their patents, even though supporters say it only targets abusive litigation, according to a panel of general counsel at the American Bar Association's Section of Intellectual Property Law conference in Bethesda, Maryland....

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