June 3, 2014

No Congressional Reform on Patent Trolls Likely This Year as Leahy Pulls Bill, Mid-Terms Loom

The prospects for patent law reform being passed by the current Congress disappeared last week when Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) pulled his bill after several contentious months of no consensus.

The Senate’s Judiciary Committee Chairman had been fighting to get the Senate to adopt patent reform in the wake of the House of Representatives’ overwhelming passage of legislation earlier in the session. The primary target of Leahy’s proposed bill was the conduct of patent “trolls.”

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