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Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: July 12 Edition

And we’re back, after taking last week off for the Fourth of July.  Here’s what you need to know about patent news this week: On Tuesday, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), co-sponsor of the SHIELD Act, had an op-ed in The Hill in which he summarized the pervasive patent troll problem, pointing out statistics from James…

A New Bipartisan House Bill Targets Patent Troll Litigation

The momentum for dealing with patent trolls in Congress is nothing short of amazing. Yesterday afternoon, Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced a bipartisan bill in the House to address issues with patent troll litigation. The bill is H.R. 2639, the Patent Litigation and Innovation Act of 2013. This bill is noteworthy because it’s…