EFF: Open Letter to House Judiciary - Investigate Patent Trolls
[Announcements] Posted Feb 27, 2013 18:35 UTC (Wed) by ris
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has written an open letter to the
US House Committee on the Judiciary asking for relief from patent trolls. "The letter expresses the coalition's support for the SHIELD
(Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes)
Act, a bipartisan bill from Rep. Peter DeFazio and Rep.
Jason Chaffetz that would create real and appropriate
consequences for patent lawsuit abuse. Under the Act, if a
patent troll loses in court because the patent is found to
be invalid or there is no infringement, then the troll pays
the other side's legal costs, which often reach into the
millions of dollars."
Full Story (comments: 19)