Patent trolls may have to pay legal costs

Proposed bill puts burden on plaintiff to pay fees if suit is likely to fail

Patent trolls beware! A couple of congressman may make business for you a lot harder.

Rep. Peter DeFazio, D.-Ore., and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R.-Utah, have introduced a bill that would make patent trolls—more kindly known as nonpracticing entities—responsible for the legal fees of defendants if a court decides the case doesn’t have a reasonable likelihood of success.


Cathleen Flahardy

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