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Patent Troll Bill Officially Stalled in Senate 'It got nibbled to death by a flock of ducks'

High hopes for a new law aimed at curbing patent troll abuses were all but dashed today when Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the judiciary committee, said he was…

May 21, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT

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

Senate Bill Targeting Patent Trolls on Fast Track Would affirm FTC authority to crack down on deceptive demand letters

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…

February 28, 2014, 10:42 AM EST

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

FTC to Congress: Don't Wait for Us to Pass Patent Troll Legislation Tech industry still pushing for action

Congress shouldn’t wait for a pending Federal Trade Commission investigation into patent troll practices before passing legislation, commissioner Julie Brill said today during an International CES panel on patent litigation…

January 8, 2014, 3:43 PM EST

Bipartisan Patent Troll Bill Easily Passes House Senate is next

A legislative solution to combat abusive patent troll tactics is well on its way to becoming law with House passage of the Innovation Act today. Judiciary chairman Bob Goodlatte's (R-Va.) bill,…

December 5, 2013, 1:32 PM EST

House Committee Votes to Advance Bill Aimed at Patent Trolls Rep. Goodlatte calls 33-5 vote a 'pivotal step'

After a marathon markup session that lasted into the evening, the House Judiciary Committee passed a bill targeting abusive patent troll practices. In a bipartisan 33-5 vote, the Innovation Act…

November 21, 2013, 9:54 AM EST

Senate Bill to Curb Patent Troll Abuses Introduced House patent troll bill goes into markup on Wednesday

Don’t look now, but Congress may be about to agree on a policy matter. Just hours after House judiciary chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) set Wednesday for a markup of his bill…

November 18, 2013, 5:07 PM EST

Senate Panel Takes on Patent Troll Demand Letters Exploring government registry to improve transparency

The Senate's commerce committee jumped into the fight against patent trolls, holding a hearing on demand letters, the most reviled tactic used by patent assertion entities to extract license fees. Thursday’s…

November 7, 2013, 12:42 PM EST

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