Innovation Act passed intact by US House of Representatives
The Innovation Act was passed by the House of Representatives in a 325-91 vote yesterday, despite some heated opposition. It survived amendments that would have removed provisions moving to a loser-pays system and diluted the covered stay provisions
The US bill is intended to clamp down on patent litigation abuse by patent trolls. It would:
• increase disclosure about who owns patents before litigation;
• require plaintiffs to explain why they are suing a company;
• require courts...
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