Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., is the sponsor of legislation designed to curb the wrongful assertion of patents. The bill cleared the House in a 325-91 vote. In this interview, Goodlatte discusses a similar bill that is before the Senate and talks about the key provisions in his legislation. One such provision is "fee-shifting," which he says should happen only when "the losing party had no reasonable basis for asserting their claim."

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