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In re Pamela Geller and Robert B. Spencer -
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Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing On Patent Demand Letters -
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Rep. Goodlatte Introduces Patent Litigation Reform Bill -
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LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY -
FCC Nominations -
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In This Issue:
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