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The House Passes Substantive Patent Reform Aimed at So-Called Patent Trolls; Action in the Senate Awaits

January 10, 2014

After a continuing spate of lawsuits filed by patent assertion entities, (PAEs), the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the "Innovation Act" that would make it more difficult for PAEs to prosecute infringement lawsuits. Numerous other bills are currently pending in Congress that also seek to address PAEs' potentially abusive practices, such as sending voluminous and threatening demand letters, and it appears likely that some form of additional patent reform will emerge from Congress in 2014.

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