While the US Congress is considering legislation to introduce “fee-shifting” in patent cases – requiring the loser to pay the winner’s legal fees – the fact that there already exist limited fee-shifting arrangements is often overlooked. As we commented in our recent blog, “Patent Reform Could Affect All Patent Owners,” Congress is looking to legislate…Read more
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Patent Reform Could Affect All Patent Owners
Stopping “patent trolls” has become a cause celebre among members of the US Congress. There is broad bipartisan support to push through legislation that would slow down this perceived “tax on innovation.” The only problem with these efforts is that in trying to rein in abusive practices by a small number of firms, Congress may…Read more