From the Hill

Combatting So-Called Patent Trolls: Demand Letters Demand Attention

Hayden W. Gregory

©2014. Published in Landslide, Vol. 6, No. 5, May/June 2014, by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association or the copyright holder.

The 113th Congress is well past its mid-point, and as it moves toward the home stretch, the number one intellectual property related issue remains, as it has been from the beginning, abusive patent enforcement practices by so-called patent trolls or patent assertion entities (PAEs). These same issues are also receiving significant attention in the other two branches of government.

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