Congress renews effort to curb frivolous patent litigation

BVWireIssue #151-4
April 22, 2015

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly supported the Innovation Act of 2013 when it was introduced. However, the proposed legislation, along with other patent reform bills, died in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Congress has now reintroduced a patent reform bill, known as the Innovation Act of 2015 (H.R. 9), which is substantially similar to its predecessor. This time, however, the Republican majority extends into the Senate. The bill contains harsh requirements designed to discourage unwarranted fishing expeditions by patent trolls.

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