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Congress focuses on “abusive” patent litigation

August 5, 2013

Articles

Congress focuses on “abusive” patent litigation

August 5, 2013

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Congress introduced its most comprehensive bill to address “abusive” patent litigation in May of this session. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) released a Discussion Draft that furthers Congress’ focus on reducing perceived abusive patent litigation by “patent trolls” and NPEs that the America Invents Act (AIA) did not remedy. (Notably, the AIA requires a plaintiff asserting patent infringement to file suit against each defendant separately, but many believe that this requirement has been ineffective since filing fees are marginal).

Read more about congress’ focus on “abusive” patent litigation on Fish’s Litigation Blog.

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