Obama To Take Action Against Patent Trolls

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  1. Michelle68

    Michelle68 MDL Senior Member

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    President Obama is planning to take executive action against patent trolls announcing a series of legal moves tomorrow to rein in some of the patent system’s current abuses, reports The Wall Street Journal. The president will reportedly instruct the Patent and Trademark Office to start work on a rule-making process that would require patent holders to disclose the owner of a patent in addition to its inventor. The move is reportedly designed to give people more information in the case that they’re charged with patent infringement, like whether the company that’s suing them owns other related patents. Citing unnamed officials, The WSJ writes that the president will announce five executive actions and seven proposed legislative changes, including one that would allow litigants to be sanctioned for filing abusive lawsuits.

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  2. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Much needed move, this patent trolling stifles innovation.