Senator wants end to demand letters from “bottom feeder” patent trolls
Julie Samuels of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a longtime fighter for patent reform, spoke next. She emphasized transparency, saying that the Federal Trade Commission could keep a registry of patent threat letters that get sent. Essentially, the government could create something like the Trolling Effects threat-letter site that EFF recently set up; but with real legal teeth. "These trolls conduct the vast majority of their business under the veil of secrecy," she said.