The White House makes moves towards an improved U.S. patent system

The White House has announced steps created to reduce frivolous patent lawsuits

The White House is officially taking strides towards reducing frivolous patent lawsuits. And, it’s about time! It will start by attempting to make it easy to identify who owns patents and by updating review processes to ensure that fewer weak patents are granted.

For years, tech giants like Google and Apple have searched high and low for protection against patent trolls. As of late, retailers have also joined the patent troll complaints. Some say that they have been targeted by patent trolls, if, for instance, they offer free Wi-Fi to customers. Meanwhile, some patent trolls have sent patent infringement letters to the same target through different shell companies.

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Amanda Ciccatelli

Amanda G. Ciccatelli is a Contributing Writer for InsideCounsel, where she covers the patent litigation space. Amanda earned a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from...

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