White House announces new actions aimed at curbing ‘trolls,’ strengthening patent system

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Feb 25, 2014

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Last week, the Obama administration announced a series of executive actions that aim to protect businesses from so-called “patent trolls,” strengthen the country’s patent system and foster innovation.

Officials say the actions will help American entrepreneurs and small business owners more effectively deal with abusive litigation practices and help ensure the patent system keeps up with the evolving needs of industry.

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