patent assertion entities

Senate Bill Targeting Patent Trolls on Fast Track

While patent reform advocates wait for the Senate Judiciary Committee to move a comprehensive bill to crack down on patent trolls, another bill providing some limited relief is moving fast in the Commerce Committee.

FTC’s Ramirez Takes on Patent Trolls

Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez put patent trolls on notice, announcing a series of steps the agency could take to get to the bottom of the growing activity among patent assertion entities to extract license fees from other companies.