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More data needed in ongoing patent troll debate

Experts debate whether a patent infringement rise actually exists and if anyone needs to worry

The U.S. Congress debates legislation aimed at addressing an increase in patent infringement suits from patent trolls, while experts debate whether this alleged rise even exists at all. Some studies have shown that patent cases are not actually rising significantly.

"Right now it's like the fear of the unknown -- we actually don't know that much about patents despite a large amount of study," Daniel F. Spulber, research director of Northwestern University's Searle Center on Law, told EE Times.

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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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