Following two earlier drafts floated in May and September 2013, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte on October 23, 2013 formally introduced a bill, titled the “Innovation Act,” aimed at curbing abusive patent litigation. While ostensibly triggered by concerns surrounding what some in the industry have termed non-practicing entities, the legislation introduced on October 23 contains very few provisions that actually single out non-practicing entities. Instead, the bill as written, would impact all patent owners and all litigants in patent infringement cases. While the bill would have to go through many steps before it has a chance to become law, studying the provisions in the current version will allow stakeholders a chance to provide meaningful input to improve the law before it is enacted and to develop a deeper understanding of its impact in case it becomes law.