We’re still waiting on action in the Senate after the disappointing news last week.
But yesterday, Rep. Cardenas (D-CA) and Rep. Farenthold (R-TX) introduced legislation in the House to stop patent An entity in the business of being infringed — by analogy to the mythological troll that exacted payments from the unwary. Cf. NPE, PAE, PME. See Reitzig and Henkel, Patent Trolls, the Sustainability of ‘Locking-in-to-Extort’ Strategies, and Implications for Innovating Firms. litigation abuse at the International Trade Commission. When that gets added to our Guide to Patent Reform Legislation, that will make 14 federal bills; plus as of our last update to our Guide to State Patent Reform Legislation, there are now 27 states that have passed or are considering patent reform bills.
As always, please let both of your Senators know you support patent reform!
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