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Senate Patent Troll Bill Gets Delayed in Committee Sen. Leahy hoped to hammer out compromise next week

The Senate's version of a bill to curb patent troll abuses suffered a slight setback Thursday when Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the judiciary committee, was forced to push…

March 27, 2014, 11:53 AM EDT

White House Pushes Forward on Combatting Patent Trolls Calls on Congress to finish the job

Following up on the President's pledge to combat patent trolls, the White House plans to announce Thursday afternoon additional executive actions and call on Congress "to finish the job." Details of…

February 20, 2014, 1:12 PM EST

Obama Promotes Patent Reform in State of the Union Draws lots of cheers from audience

If you blinked, you might have missed President Obama's flyby support in his State of the Union for legislation to stop abusive patent troll practices. It amounted to one sentence…

January 29, 2014, 8:45 AM EST

Ad Campaign Asks Consumers to Tell Congress to Stop Patent Trolls Print, radio ads

Congress may be out of town, but that doesn't mean it can hide from Beltway lobbyists. Giving lawmakers a little nudge to make sure they keep their promise to take…

August 29, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

GAO Report on Patent Lawsuits Could Help Reform Efforts Number of defendants sued by 'trolls' tripled in four years

A new report from the Government Accountability Office on patent infringement lawsuits could give lawmakers the firepower they need to move reform legislation aimed at curbing abusive patent troll practices. The long-awaited…

August 22, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

Heads Up, Patent Trolls: Omnibus Reform Bill Is Moving Goodlatte could introduce it by next week

An omnibus bill addressing patent troll abuses is likely to be introduced next week, before the August congressional recess. That was the message delivered Thursday to a coalition of lobbyists…

July 25, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

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