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  • FTC’s patent troll study gets approval

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Federal Trade Commission study designed to develop a better understanding of how patent assertion entities may impact innovation and competition has been given the green light. This month, the FTC received approval from the White House’s Office of...

  • Federal Circuit sends case against alleged patent troll back to Vermont

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell’s case against an alleged patent troll should be tried in the state. The so-called “scanner troll,” MPHJ Technology Investments LLC, was trying to...

  • N.C. governor signs patent troll bill into law

    RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Among the more than a dozen bills North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law last week, one takes aim at so-called “patent trolls.” The “Abusive Patent Assertions Act,” an article within Senate Bill 648, attempts to “strike a balance” between the...

  • Hatch says federal patent reform among his ‘top priorities’ next year

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The push for federal patent reform may have slowed, but it has not died. Some federal lawmakers continue to call for legislation to fix what they have deemed a broken patent system, despite a failed attempt to do so this spring. Hatch Just last week, U.S....

  • Law professor: U.S. SC rulings could reduce abusive claims filed by patent trolls

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that overhaul the rules governing court-awarded attorneys’ fees in patent cases will have “significant” implications for so-called patent trolls, one law professor says. In April, the nation’s high court released...

  • Hunting and fishing retailer settles lawsuit over Web patent

    TYLER, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Popular outdoor retailer Bass Pro Inc. has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against it and dozens of other retailers for allegedly infringing on a Texas company’s Web patent. Bass Pro and plaintiff Parallel Networks LLC filed a joint motion to dismiss all...

  • Here's who the patent office paid millions to do little or no work; officials feared union fury

    With too little work and too much free time, paralegal employees at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office were paid more than $5 million while doing nothing for four years.

  • Patent troll law goes into effect in Georgia

    ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia law aimed at combating so-called “patent trolls” went into effect earlier this month. House Bill 809, which was signed by Gov. Nathan Deal in April, became effective July 1. Williamson The new law defines and prohibits those patent assertion entities...

  • Law professor: Federal patent reform ‘certainly’ not going away

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Though one federal bill aimed at combating so-called “patent trolls” failed to make it out of a U.S. Senate committee in May, one legal expert says patent reform is nowhere near dead. Adam Mossoff, a law professor at George Mason University and senior scholar...

  • PTO provides examiners with guidance on software patents in light of U.S. SC ruling

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently provided its examiners with guidance on software patents following a U.S. Supreme Court decision last month that ruled some software method and systems patents are invalid. And one patent attorney says the PTO’s...

  • White House watches patent reform go from certain victory to embarrassing defeat

    To say the White House was bullish this winter about the prospects for patent reform would be an understatement.



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