GCs and AGs join hands to tackle patent litigation

Harrison, Erin E.
January 2014
InsideCounsel;Jan2014, Vol. 24 Issue 265, p18
Trade Publication
The article reports on the collaboration of the general counsels (GCs) and attorney generals (AGs) in the U.S. to diminish the power of non-practicing entities (NPEs) commonly referred to as patent trolls. The use of state consumer laws by AGs to combat trolling in response to the rise of frivolous lawsuits is outlined. Information about the Innovation Act led by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte that requires patent holders to disclose information upfront is also provided.


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