FTC may probe patent-assertion firms

09/29/2013 | Politico (Washington, D.C.) · Hill, The · Hill, The

The Federal Trade Commission has proposed a formal investigation into patent-assertion entities, often referred to as "patent trolls." As part of the investigation, the FTC could compel the firms to reveal information about how they obtain and use their patents. Technology groups praised the move but warned that congressional action is still needed to fix the problem.

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