House committee OKs amended patent reform measure

11/20/2013 | Hill, The · Hill, The

The House Judiciary Committee has adopted a patent reform bill designed to discourage so-called "trolls" from filing abusive lawsuits against technology companies. The amended version carried bipartisan support, although the panel voted down amendments put forth by Democrats aimed at giving courts more authority to decide if a losing party in patent suits should pay all the court costs.

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