Will the SHIELD Act Accomplish Its Goal of Effectively Combatting Patent Trolls?
Patent trolls and the practices they employ have reached such a universally-despised state that even Republicans and Democrats have come together to fight them. The act, which was introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and...more
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
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
“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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