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Bipartisan bill could mean the end of patent trolling

Bipartisan bill could mean the end of patent trolling

Patent trolls are companies that have patents with no intent to use them and simply seek to earn money by forcing other companies to pay licensing fees in court. Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), has introduced a bill designed to attack the business model used by patent trolls, and the bill has a chance of passing. Goodlatte's bill has won backing from leadership in both parties and integrates ideas from similar bills introduced earlier.

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