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New bill tries to limit abusive patent demand letters

The legislation tries to protect businesses from abusive patent assertion entities (PAEs), better known as patent trolls

A new bill aimed at limiting the number of abusive patent demand letters was scheduled to be discussed by a House of Representatives subcommittee on July 10.

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade was to consider the “Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act” (H.R. 4450), also known as the TROL Act, and possibly forward it for further consideration in the House.

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