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Anti-patent troll bill passes U.S. House with huge majority

06
Dec
2013

Patent trolls are so widely disliked that they’ve actually inspired Congress to do something to crack down on them. The Washington Post reports that the United States House of Representatives on Thursday passed the Innovation Act by a margin of 325 to 91, a huge win for legislation aimed at reining in purportedly frivolous tech patent lawsuits. The bill is basically an attempt by lawmakers to throw sand in the gears of patent trolls’ legal machinery by requiring patent plaintiffs to be much more specific in detail exactly how a defendant allegedly infringed upon their patents; by forcing patent plaintiffs to name all parties who have a financial stake in the patents in suit so that companies can’t easily set up

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