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Innovation Act passed intact by US House of Representatives

Michael Loney, New York


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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