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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

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

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 Judiciary Passes Update to Email Privacy Law Requires law enforcement to obtain warrant

The Senate Judiciary Committee today unanimously passed by voice vote an update to an aging email privacy law requiring law enforcement to obtain a warrant before accessing private online content. Co-sponsored…

April 25, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT

Congress Whips Up Laws to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking Response to White House petition should help consumers switch phone carriers

When the Internet speaks, Congress jumps. Only days after the White House came out in support of a White House petition to legalize cell phone unlocking, a number of lawmakers…

March 7, 2013, 4:59 PM EST

Antitrust Senator Raises Concerns Over Verizon Cable Deals Stops short of recommending regulators block them

Critics of Verizon Wireless' $3.9 billion spectrum purchase and marketing and joint venture deals with the nation's largest cable companies may have just won a powerful ally in their fight…

May 24, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

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