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Topic: Rep. Bob Goodlatte

Lawmakers Pressure Advertising Community to Stop Ad-Supported Rogue Sites

Industry needs to go beyond best practices

Some lawmakers are growing impatient with the advertising community, which they believe hasn't done enough to stop ads from appearing on sites that steal copyrighted material. Firing off a letter Tuesday…

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…

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,…

A Look at Some of the Key Media Bills Being Introduced

Testing the waters for support in an upcoming election year

Congress is winding down for the year, making it highly unlikely that any new laws will get passed; even nominations are having a tough time. There is still a question…

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…

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…

Long-Awaited Bill to Curb Patent Troll Abuses Introduced

With strong bipartisan support, prospects for passage look good

The much-anticipated bill to curb patent troll abuses is officially moving and moving fast—even after being sidelined by the government shutdown. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the judiciary committee,…

Bill to Curb Patent Troll Abuses Taking Shape

Coalition: 'We're closer than we ever were'

Even as Congress battles over funding the government, new legislation to curb abusive patent troll practices is beginning to take shape. Members of the Big Tent Coalition representing a diverse…

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…

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…

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