The SHIELD Act: troll killer or innovation chiller?
This week, US politicians reintroduced a bill that would force patent trolls who sue and lose to cover defendants’ legal costs. Would such a loser pays system reduce frivolous litigation, or is it treating the symptoms of the problem rather than the cause? Alli Pyrah reports
On Wednesday, two US Congressmen introduced a redrafted version of the SHIELD Act 2013 – an acronym for "Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes". The bipartisan bill, which was originally proposed last year, aims to prevent patent trolls from abusing...
Please log in
to read the rest of this article. New to Managing Intellectual Property?
Take advantage of free access to up to 5 articles on Managing IP and become a member today. It’s free to join and the benefits start straight away.
Please make sure you log in to read the rest of the article.
Join us nowGain FREE access to up to five free articles when you register now.