Innovation Act of 2013 – Latest Effort to Disarm Patent Trolls
By Mengyi Wang – Edited by Kathleen McGuinness
H.R. 3309 – Innovation Act
The perceived “patent troll” problem has plagued the U.S. patent system for years. To curb abusive patent litigation, Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), with a bipartisan coalition, introduced the “Innovation Act” in the House of Representatives on Oct 23, 2013. The patent reform bill contains a number of provisions that seek to change the landscape of patent procurement, ownership, and enforcement.