The Obama administration is moving forward with steps to limit abuse of the U.S. patent system and make it easier for innovators to identify and combat so-called "patent trolls." The federal Patent and Trademark Office will host an informational website for companies targeted by patent-assertion entities, will create a crowdsourced database of inventions to make it easier to deny claims and will allow outside experts to help train patent examiners.

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