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What If Anything Should Be Done About Patent Assertion Entities?

Since 2005 there has been increased concern about patent enforcement by parties that have variously been referred to as patent trolls, non-practicing entities, patent aggregators and, most recently, patent assertion entities....more

Congress to Consider New 'Patent Troll' Legislation

On February 27, Congressional Representatives Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, and Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, introduced a proposed bill intended to curb litigation initiated by Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs), or “patent trolls.” NPE...more

The SHIELD Act: A Significant Step in the War Against Patent Trolls

In an attempt to combat the growing proliferation of “patent trolls”, two U.S. congressmen have recently introduced a bipartisan bill that would make it significantly easier for a prevailing defendant in a patent infringement...more

McAfee & Taft tIPsheet - August 2012: House bill takes aim against patent trolls, frivolous lawsuits by Zach Oubre

“An act to starve the patent troll.” Although that’s not the preamble of the Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes Act, that is nevertheless its purpose. This “SHIELD” Act was introduced earlier...more

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