Tech giants weaken patent-reform bill by lobbying to cut one key provision
“Putting ongoing litigation on hold is no small thing,” the EFF said. “Patent litigation often costs each side well into the millions of dollars, while CBMs cost just a fraction of that. This means that more people will be in a position to challenge bad patents and fight back against the trolls who wield those patents.
Our patent system has issued “garbage patents” for years, which is part of why trolls are able to do what they do.