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Before I Kill You, Mr. Bond[ing Requirement]

One big reason that being a patent troll is so profitable is that there isn’t a lot of downside risk for the troll. You just set up a holding company with no assets other than the patents you’re using and sue. You can afford to take risky positions because even if the judge awards fees…

Senator Cornyn Introduces Patent Abuse Reduction Act

Today is an exciting day — patent trolls are beginning to get some real attention in Congress. Following Senator Schumer’s introduction of the Patent Quality Improvement Act a couple of weeks ago, today Senator Cornyn introduced the Patent Abuse Reduction Act, and overall it’s a strong bill. Senator Cornyn’s bill includes a couple of very…

Edith Ramirez is a Fantastic Choice for FTC Chairman

On February 28th the White House announced that President Obama has selected current Commissioner Edith Ramirez as the new Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission.  Chairwoman Ramirez is an excellent choice for antitrust enforcement generally, but is truly an ideal Chair for the FTC as it prepares to face the next generation of anti-competitive practices…