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.

More Than 200 Retailers Have Been Targeted By Patent Trolls

There’s reason to be optimistic that before the end of the year Washington will put patent trolls in their place. In the last few weeks, the push for reform has gained momentum in Congress, with five bills being introduced or circulated in a rare show of bicameral and bipartisan support.