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Federal Trade Commission gets tough on trolls

Eileen McDermott, New York

A report produced by the US Federal Trade Commission on balancing IP and competition has identified serious problems with patent quality

The Commission’s report comes after a series of hearings held between December 2008 and May 2009, titled “The Evolving IP Marketplace”.

The FTC has recommended that significant changes be made in two key areas of the patent system: notice...

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