The proposed law would require the loser in a patent lawsuit to pay the winner's legal fees, stop the plaintiff from demanding documents from the defendant until the court has interpreted the patent, and crack down on shell companies.

"Taken together, these reforms would make life much harder for patent trolls and make the world safer for true innovators," writes the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an advocacy group that has long fought for patent reform.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The Verge

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