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The limits of US states’ action against patent trolls

Michael Loney


The clampdown against patent trolls at state level continues to gather pace. But could the actions of Attorneys General lead to confusion, inconsistency and unfairness?

Earlier this month, Virginia’s general assembly passed legislation aimed at protecting the state’s businesses from patent trolls. The bill clamps down on patent infringement claims being made in bad faith such as through a demand letter that includes false statements,...




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