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House Passes Bill to Curb Patent Lawsuits

The U.S. House passed legislation to rein in some patent lawsuits that technology companies say could reduce the time they spend fighting such suits in court. The vote today was 325-91, with 27 Republicans and 64 Democrats opposing the measure. …

House Lawmakers Introduce Patent Reform Bill

Two U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Monday to give companies another tool to fight lawsuits brought by companies that specialize in patent litigation. Their bill would broaden the power of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to review patents and …

Bipartisan House Bill Seeks to Stop Abusive Patent Lawsuits

Two U.S. Congressmen introduced a bill on Wednesday that would penalize companies that file frivolous patent infringement lawsuits, derided by critics as “patent trolls.” Representatives Peter DeFazio, an Oregon Democrat, and Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah, sponsored the bill, …