When a bad patent manages to slip through the cracks, it should be taken out of the system. Doing so would take productive U.S. companies out of the chokehold of patent trolls.
The Vermont Attorney General's Office seeks to throw out challenge to 2013 patent trolling law while asking to have a previous lawsuit heard in Vermont.
News Release -- Sen. Patrick Leahy April 29, 2015 Press Contact: David Carle 202-224-3693 . . . ‘Patent Trolls’ Victimize Firms In Vermont And Across The Nation WASHINGTON (WEDNESDAY, April […]
Vermont’s Attorney General has been aggressive in pursuit of these bad actors, but there is only so much one state can do. We need Congress to pass a comprehensive, national solution.
On June 26, Vincent K. Tylor filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California that he was dismissing a lawsuit against Vermont Woods Studio without prejudice. On July 29, Peggy Farabaugh received notice that he had refiled, this time in the U.S. District Court in Hawaii.
Today Attorney General Bill Sorrell, at the request of Congressman Peter Welch, testified before a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce to urge Congress to take steps to address the growing issue of unfair and deceptive patent demand letters.
There is no single solution to curbing patent troll abuses, and a number of measures have been proposed in Congress.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing titled “Protecting Small Businesses and Promoting Innovation by Limiting Patent Troll Abuse.” Chairman Patrick Leahy is the author of the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013, a bipartisan bill to protect businesses and innovators who are being improperly targeted by patent trolls.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Committee member Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined together Monday to introduce legislation to protect businesses and innovators who are being improperly targeted by so-called “patent trolls.”
In 2011, businesses across the U.S. paid $29 billion in direct legal fees and about $80 billion in indirect costs related to bogus patent challenges.
It may be preaching to the choir, but groups fighting patent trolls are looking to rally support in Vermont — a leader in the fight.
News Release -- Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. June 20, 2013 WASHINGTON --Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Thursday urged the Federal Trade Commission to more aggressively pursue enforcement actions […]